Friday, May 1, 2009
To date, the Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit has arrested 332 child sex offenders for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Since taking office, Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting sexual predators. In addition to arrest roundups, Abbott also launched a series of town hall meetings statewide to educate parents and teenagers about the kind of criminal activity that goes on in connection with Internet diaries, chat rooms and social networking sites. Thousands of concerned Texans turned out at venues across the state to participate in the interactive presentation about the risks of online predators and the steps parents can take to protect their children online.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sexual predators, visit the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.