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Alleged sex offender sought in Eagle County

Daily Staff Report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Police are trying to find a Dotsero man who they say sexually assaulted a child.

Erik Alejandro Benitez-Chavez, 19, is wanted for sexual assault on a child, a felony, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said it learned Feb. 11 that a 14-year-old girl from Dotsero had given birth to a baby at the Vail Valley Medical Center. The mother was 13 years old when she conceived the baby with Benitez-Chavez, who was 18 years old, police say. That age difference violates Colorado law.

Anyone who knows the location of Benitez-Chavez should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500, or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 and 800-972-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect, you could earn up to a $1,000 from the Crime Stoppers.

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