The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI)and Sheriff Edwin Graybeal of Washington
County, Tennessee announce the extradition from Mexico today of
Anselmo Lozano Sanchez.
Lozano Sanchez has been charged by Washington County
authorities with Aggravated Sexual Battery on a Minor. Based on
information that Lozano Sanchez fled to Mexico after being
released on bond, an arrest warrant was obtained through the
federal judicial system charging Lozano Sanchez with Unlawful
Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
Lozano Sanchez' arrest and subsequent extradition from
Mexico are the result of extensive coordination between the U.S.
Attorney's Office in Knoxville, the U.S. Department of Justice in
Washington, the FBI Legal Attache office in Mexico City, and
officials in Mexico.
Anselmo Lozano Sanchez is described as a forty-three
year old Mexican national who has been residing in Guerrero,
Mexico. He was turned over to FBI Agents in Mexico by Mexican
authorities on April 11, 2007. FBI Agents will transfer custody
of Lozano Sanchez to Washington County authorities at the
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport this evening.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven
guilty in a court of law.