Social Media Lead Detectives to Fugitive Wanted in Sex Abuse of Ex-Girlfriend's Sleeping Teenage Daughter: Police

What to Know

  • Fidel Angel Cardona has been wanted for allegedly sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's sleeping teen daughter in 2012
  • Bedford police and Westchester detectives recently tracked him to South Carolina
  • He was located in South Carolina and was transported to New York, where he's being held in Westchester County Jail

Police say they've captured a fugitive accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in Westchester and sexually abusing her sleeping 16-year-old daughter over four years ago.

Fidel Angel Cardona, 30, committed a lewd sex act that awoke the girl in her Katonah home on Dec. 6, 2012, according to Bedford police. He fled the scene, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in January 2013. 

In late 2016, Bedford police detectives and Westchester District Attorney prosecutors tracked Cardona to a location in Virginia through social media, police say. 

Bedford police, the Westchester County Police Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals worked together to track Cardona, who'd then moved to South Carolina. 

He was located there and taken into custody. He was held in South Carolina pending extradition, and on March 17, Cardona was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury.

He waived extradition, and was transported to New York, where he was processed at Bedford police headquarters. Cardona is being held at Westchester County jail on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree criminal contempt. 

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. 

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