Leland man accused of human trafficking, sex crimes

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By Sam Hickman

 A man wanted in Leland on a human trafficking charge has been captured by federal authorities in Texas.

Raul Antonio Cortez, 46, is incarcerated at a Midland, Texas, jail on warrants from Leland charging him with human trafficking and sexual assault. The Leland Police Department received a report in December that claimed Cortez sexually assaulted a teen boy in Leland.

Cortez, who lived on Lanvale Road off U.S. 17 before he disappeared, left town before Leland police could detain him.

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