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NJ State troopers grab Latin Kings fugitive in kidnapping, rape

Photo Credit: NJSP

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: State Police tracked down a New Jersey Latin Kings member wanted on charges of kidnapping, beating and raping his stepdaughter before dumping her body in a river.

Eduardo Rodriguez (MUGSHOT: NJSP)

The NJSP got the word from the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Unit last Wednesday and discovered that 40-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez might be in the Newark area, where he grew up.

The victim survived the March 23 attack and was able to identify Rodriguez as her assailant, they said.

Troopers working the case in New Jersey interviewed associates of Rodriguez and learned that “he may have been responsible for two other sexual assaults upon juvenile family members,” NJSP Sgt. Brian Polite said.

On Saturday, State Police detectives grabbed Rodriguez in an Oliver Street parking lot in Newark. He is being held in the Essex County Detention Center pending extradition proceedings.

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