Child rape suspect jailed after 19 years on the run

Raymundo Cedeno Jimenez

A man accused of sexually abusing a child in Hidalgo County is behind bars after more than 19 years on the run.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested 51-year-old Raymundo Cedeno Jimenez on Friday afternoon.

Jimenez walked across from Mexico on the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge around 4 p.m. Friday.

Customs officers ran routine check and learned Jimenez was wanted for a sexual assault of a child case.

Details were not immediately available but investigators said the incident happened with a 12-year-old child in Edinburg back in 1993.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Jimenez is a Mexican national.

Customs officers turned Jimenez over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office.