Friday, October 19, 2007
Law enforcement will closely monitor dangerous sex predators, Attorney General Abbott said. Thanks to a cooperative effort between local law enforcement, federal authorities, and the Office of Attorney General, four previously convicted sex offenders are behind bars. We will continue tracking down and arresting sex predators to ensure that Texas is a safe place for our children.
Fugitive Unit investigators also arrested three other unregistered sex offenders, including:
Tania Martinez, 30, arrested Oct. 9 in Corpus Christi; convicted in San Patricio County in 1996 for indecency with a child by sexual contact
Ronnie Joseph Duhart, 29, arrested Oct. 12 in Gilmer; convicted in Nueces County in 1997 for aggravated sexual assault of a child
Carol Trevino, 27, arrested Oct. 10 in Lockhart; convicted in Hays County in 2003 for sexual assault
Since the Fugitive Unit’s 2003 creation, investigators have made more than 500 arrests in 57 Texas counties, 17 other states and three cities in Mexico. The arrests include unregistered sex offenders; child sex offenders who violated parole restrictions; violent Louisiana fugitives who fled to Texas during Hurricane Katrina; Texas parolees who fled during the Hurricane Rita evacuation; and sex offenders and other violent offenders arrested through Operation Falcon II, a nationwide roundup of convicted felons-turned-fugitives.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott's efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the Attorney General's Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.