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Bond change released accused child molestor, still at-large

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Mar 04, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Omaha man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls is on the run. Authorities need your help tracking him down.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Andres Castro is believed to have fled on Feb. 28. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Castro is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 2008 and a 14-year-old girl in 2018. He was put in the Douglas County Jail in February 2019 on a $200,000 – 10% bond.

He was there for seven months until Douglas County District Court Judge Tim Burns lowered his bond to zero, though he would have to wear a GPS monitor.

"We disagreed, we respectfully disagreed with the court because of the nature of the charge and the fact that we thought that lent itself to somebody who might try to take off when they're facing these kinds of charges and that's exactly what happened," said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.

Sheriffs say Castro cut off his GPS monitor and cleared out the home he was living in.

Law enforcement indicates he does have legal status in the United States but wasn't born in the U.S. and may have fled to El Salvador.

DCSO says he could be in his home country or he could be in town, but they need your help finding him.

If you have any idea where Castro is, you're asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 402-599-2634 or call 911.