Ken Paxton

Monday, March 11, 2013

Texas Attorney General Fugitive Unit Officers Arrest Convicted Child Sex Offender for Parole Violation

AUSTIN The Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit arrested Lesley N. Pehrigo, 38, in Austin on Friday for violating conditions of her parole.

Pehrigo, a registered sex offender residing in Hays County, was previously convicted of Indecency with a Child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. According to Fugitive Unit investigators, Pehrigo violated the terms of her parole by having contact with the victim. As a result, a corresponding parole violation warrant was issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on March 7. The Fugitive Unit arrested Pehrigo on March 8, and she was booked into the Travis County jail.

Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting child predators. In 2003, he created the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation. The Cyber Crimes Unit and the Fugitive Unit, which locates sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole, have combined to arrest more than 2,100 child sex predators.

For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit or call (800) 252-8011.