Convicted rapist found with teen runaway in Valley arrested

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The following news release was sent by the U.S. Marshals Office:

PHOENIX - Yesterday, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers with the Arizona WANTED Task Force arrested Johnny Corrales, 27, in the area of 49th Ave and Indian School.Corrales, a convicted sex offender, was wanted by Minnesota authorities for violating the conditions of his probation, having originally been convicted of rape.

Information developed by Minnesota law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), indicated that Corrales may be accompanied by a 16 year-old endangered runaway.Additional investigation indicated that the pair departed Minnesota in mid-August and traveled to Phoenix shortly thereafter.

Yesterday afternoon Deputies and Task Force Officers developed information which indicated that Corrales and his minor companion were residing at a residence in the area of 49th Ave and Indian School Rd.After conducting a brief surveillance in the area, Deputies and Task Force Officers were able to arrest Corrales without incident and recover the 16 year-old runaway.

United States Marshal David Gonzales praised the work of Deputies and law enforcement officers adding, "The United States Marshals Service has a special relationship with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and we along with our state and local partners will continue to use every available resource to assist them."

The full-time federal, state, and local agencies that comprise the Arizona WANTED include:U.S. Marshals Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Arizona Department of Public Safety; Maricopa County Adult Probation Office; Mesa Police Department; Surprise Police Department; Phoenix Police Department; El Mirage Police Department and several part-time state and local law enforcement agencies.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency.Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined. For more information on other USMS Top 15 fugitives and USMS Major Cases, go to .