High-risk sex offender removes GPS tracker

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A high-risk sex offender paroled earlier this month and known to frequent the Pasadena area is being sought after he removed his GPS ankle bracelet and went missing in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
Valentino Rodriguez Jr., 40, was paroled to 5819 E. Olympic Blvd. in East Los Angeles on Oct. 4, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
On Monday, officials discovered that “(Rodriguez) removed his GPS tracking device at the ARCO Station located at Century Boulevard and Main Street in South Los Angeles,” according to the sheriff’s statement.
Rodriguez is known to frequent the Pasadena, LAPD 77th Division, LAPD Southeast Division and East Los Angeles areas.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Anthony Camargo of the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station at 323-264-4151.
PHOTO of Valentino Rodriguez comes courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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