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Father Wanted on Child Rape & Sex Abuse Charges Vanishes with Two Children

Massachusetts police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man wanted for rape and child sexual abuse.

According to ABC 5, Bristol County police are searching Leon Mejia-Vincente, 46, who had recently been living in New Bedford, off of Madeira Avenue, with his two children. Police say they think Mejia-Vincente fled the area with his children after an arrest warrant for his arrest was issued.

The suspect’s 17-year-old daughter, Marta Saquic, was last seen leaving her high school after attending just one morning class. She was later spotted a few times around New Bedford. Since then, she’s not been seen or heard from. Her younger brother, 5-year-old Hector Mejia-Saquic, is also missing.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday that the children are considered endangered and that Mejia-Vincente has ties with the Guatemalan community.

Anyone with any information on the case is urged to contact the Massachusetts State Police at 800-527-8873 or New Bedford Police Det. Sasha Vincente at 508-971-8569.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Police Handout]