Friday, June 5, 2009
For 17 years, this convicted sex offender failed to register with authorities, illegally violating the terms of his probation, Attorney General Abbott said. The subject’s arrest reflects the state’s ongoing effort to aggressively crack down on fugitive sex offenders who attempt to hide from authorities. We will continue working to protect Texas families by locating and arresting fugitive sex offenders who violate the law.
The Fugitive Unit located and arrested the unregistered sex offender as part of Operation Missing Predator, the Attorney General’s ongoing statewide initiative to locate and arrest fugitives who fail to update or maintain their sex offender registration.
Attorney General Abbott’s Fugitive Unit works with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies to pinpoint and arrest fugitives with a history of sex crimes against children. These fugitives include those who have violated parole, probation or sex offender registration requirements. Since operations began in August 2003, the unit has arrested more than 1,000 fugitives.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sexual predators, visit the Attorney General’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.