Man Admits to Intimate Relationship with Female Runaway

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 7:56am

A runaway was found safe and the man who she was staying with has been arrested. Jesus Cortinas De Leon was picked up on Monday at his home located on the 2400 block of Eastern street.

Police received a tip that the 15 year-old runaway was living there and followed up on the tip and did find her at the location. Brownsville Public Information Officer Eddie Garcia stated, "They interviewed the 15 year-old as well as Cortinas De Leon and this is when he implicated himself and more info was received that there was a relationship between the two, that's when an arrest warrant was issued for Cortinas De Leon." Cortinas bond was set at $20,000 dollars.

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