On Friday June 10, 2022, Special Victims Unit (SVU) Investigators received a report of kidnapping and sex offenses against two juvenile victims. Investigators interviewed a juvenile who stated that both were victims of several sex offenses and were held against their will in Alamance County by the suspect on May 13, 2022.

SVU Investigators along with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office Human Exploitation Team, identified the suspect as Edwin Silva-Badillo. A warrant was taken out for Mr. Silva-Badillo’s arrest.

With the assistance of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Silva-Badillo was arrested Thursday June 30, 2022 at his residence and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.

Name:             Edwin Silva-Badillo W/M/19

Address:         331 Marlon Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C. (Chatham County)

Charges:         2 cts: Felony 1st Degree Forcible Sex Offense

                        2 cts: Felony 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

                        2 cts: Felony 2nd Degree Kidnapping

Bond:              $200,000 secured

Edwin Silva-Badillo