Mugshot of rape suspect Jose Rico. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Mugshot of rape suspect Jose Rico. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

DALLAS (AP) — A suspected serial rapist is on his way back to the Dallas County Jail after three years on the run in Mexico.

Jose Adan Rico was arrested by U-S Marshals earlier this week after jumping bail in 2009.

Detectives say he broke into several homes in the Five Points area of Northeast Dallas and raped a 12-year-old girl in one and a 14-year-old in another.

DPD officials say Rico was inadvertently deported to Mexico while a fugitive and detectives assured the victims families that they would never give up looking for him.

“When he was deported I had to tell them that, and we had to go and get him back,” said Detective Vidal Olivarez. “And I promised that I would someday somehow try to manage to do that and we did.”

Detectives were able to track down Rico through informants and obtained a warrant that led to his arrest.

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