Child rape suspect seen on America's Most Wanted arrested, his family celebrates with cops

Child rape suspect seen on America’s Most Wanted arrested, his family celebrates with cops

(As originally published with additional photos, Fri, February 23rd 2024 at 5:20 PM; local article here)

LAKELAND, Fla. (TND) — Seems an entire family, and arguably all of America — except for one particular person — are thrilled about an arrest made in Florida, Sunday night.

Davie Albarran, who was wanted for sex crimes against children and featured on America’s Most Wanted, is behind bars.

Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez called Albarran a “scumbucket” in a video back in December 2022.

Child rape suspect seen on America's Most Wanted arrested, his family celebrates with cops
Davie Albarran was wanted for sexual battery and lewd conduct, both with a child under 12, and his family celebrated his arrest, Feb. 19, 2024. (Polk Co. Sheriff’s Office | Osceola Co. Sheriff’s Office)

“This guy starts to molest and rape two young girls,” Lopez said. “Now, thank God for the courageous acts of coming forward by these two girls, and we have a warrant for his arrest for the acts that he did against them.”

His message then: “Everybody’s looking for you.”

Monday, more than a year later, and after the arrest warrants were executed, the sheriff updated his video.

“Well guess what?” Lopez announced. “He’s now arrested and booked and rotting in the county jail. Job well done.”

Albarran was busted just to the west, in Polk County.

Sheriff Grady Judd revealed Albarran was arrested after deputies got confidential information from contacts in Lakeland.

“So we snuck around Sunday night just before midnight in the backyard on Country Haven Drive,” Judd explained. “Well, it might have been Country Haven Drive, but it was no haven for him.”

Some more details: “He told us his name was Jose. Can you believe that? Not only has he committed capital sexual battery on a child, he lies to the sheriff’s office.”

Also, add not paying child support in Orange County to his list.

The warrants on Albarran, 51, were for sexual battery on a child under 12 and lewd conduct with a child under 12.

@ana_rosa_sosa We celebrated today with @Marco Lopez I got a cakkkkkkkkeeeeee#wedidit #daviealbarranfound #happybirthday #imsohappy #osceolacountyfl ♬ original sound – Ana Rosa Sosa

Albarran’s own family celebrated his arrest with clapping, flowers, a balloon, and cake at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

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