FBI seek sex abuse suspect awaiting trial in New Mexico

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Jan Jay Moolenijzer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal authorities are searching for a defendant in a sexual abuse case who went missing from a halfway house in Albuquerque.

FBI officials said Monday that Jan Jay Moolenijzer was under strict pre-trial release conditions when he left the halfway house without permission on Aug. 5.

The 68-year-old’s last known location was Tucson, Arizona.

Moolenijzer was arrested nearly a year ago in Albuquerque. He was indicted in March on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse stemming from incidents in 2001 and 2002 on tribal land in Cibola County.

According to the indictment, Moolenijzer, who is not Native American, is accused of inappropriately touching a boy under the age of 12.

The victim is a member of a tribe.

A federal warrant has been issued for Moolenijzer’s arrest.

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