Jose Francisco Gomez, no known relation to the infamous Gomez crime family, was featured on the television show America's Most Wanted back in January of 2011, click here for City Pages article. Gomez, who was a preacher but apparently had some kind of deal going with the devil, was alleged to have spent years raping his stepdaughter starting when she was seven...
Criminal charges happened in 2006 and, according to City Pages, Gomez either went to Texas or left the country.
However, a hot tip in the form of an anonymous commenter sent this blogger running to the Hennepin County Jail Roster where I found Gomez listed with an address of, incredibly, 14A COLONIAL SAN MAURICIO, SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR. My anonymous commenter says this guy was extradited from Panama City, Panama by authorities but I have no proof of that in front of me. Incredible as that story may be, I have reason to believe it's probably true.
There is an "FBI hold" on the jail roster and I have never seen that in all the years I've been scrutinizing the jail roster. Nor, in all those years, have I seen an address from El Salvador, though I've seen a couple from Mexico.
Gomez is being held on half a million dollars bail for charges of sexual assault on a victim under 13 when the perpetrator is over age 36. The former Pentecostal preacher has been in the jail since January 7 but I guess everybody, including America's Most Wanted, was unaware. Though not a North Minneapolis story (at least not in any way I'm aware of) this was just too hot to walk right by so I was willing (as I often am) to take my lead from readers and commenters.
You read it first on JNS blog.