Marshals: Former school bus driver wanted for child rape

Marshals: Former school bus driver wanted for child rape
Daniel Leija

YAKIMA, Wash. -- U.S. Marshals need your help in finding a man wanted for child rape. They're looking for 50-year-old Daniel Leija who has been on the run since 2002. He's wanted on multiple counts of child rape in Yakima County.

Leija is accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's children from 1997 to 2002.

Marshals believe Leija fled to Mexico while he out on bail. They said he has close ties to Sunnyside where he used to work as a school bus driver.

Suspect: Daniel Leija

  • 5’07”
  • 190 pounds
  • Brown Eyes
  • Black Hair

Please contact the U.S. Marshals at 509-654-5060 with any information regarding this fugitive’s whereabouts. A reward is being offered with information leading to his arrest.