Wanted sex offender captured in Linda Vista

SAN DIEGO - A fugitive sex offender wanted by Oregon authorities on allegations of child sex abuse was captured at a Linda Vista apartment complex Wednesday morning.

According to San Diego police, the suspect -- identified as 28-year-old Jorge Martinez Villamar -- was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for an alleged crime committed against a child about one year ago in Oregon.

Police said the task force tracked him down to Linda Vista Tuesday. Early Wednesday morning, a U.S. Marshals deputy went into the Casa Linda Apartments in the 6600 block of Linda Vista Rd., where the man was spotted sometime before 7 a.m.

When the suspect saw the deputy, he allegedly ran into the complex. Police were called to assist, and the suspect was eventually caught.

Another man was taken into custody on an unrelated charge, police said.

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