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Albuquerque FBI Division - Public Affairs Office

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for a Jemez Pueblo man who allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl.

The FBI and Pueblo of Jemez Police Department are looking for Edward Ray Loretto, 39.

A federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, on August 17, 2020, after Loretto was charged with offenses committed in Indian Country, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and sexual abuse of a minor.

Loretto has previously resided in Jemez Pueblo and Albuquerque.

Loretto is wanted for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl on July 27 or 28, 2020, in Jemez Pueblo.

The following is a description of Loretto:

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 220 to 230 pounds

Sex: Male

Race: Native American

Loretto has a two-and-a-half inch scar above his left eye.

Loretto should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who knows Loretto's whereabouts should not approach him; instead, call the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or go online at

An FBI poster with a photo of Loretto can be found at:

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