Friday, August 10, 2007
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The Fugitive Unit also arrested Michael Williams, 48, Aug. 6 in San Antonio for violating parole curfew restrictions and unlawfully entering a child safety zone. In 1989, Williams was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in Ector County of indecency with three young girls.
Parole violators arrested in the Bexar County roundup include:
Juan Rosa, 32, arrested Aug. 7 in San Antonio
Oscar Torres, Jr., 25, arrested Aug. 6 in San Antonio
The Fugitive Unit also tracked down six unregistered sex offenders as part of Operation Missing Predator, the Attorney General’s ongoing statewide initiative to locate and arrest fugitives who fail to update or maintain sex offender registration.
Unregistered sex offenders arrested by the Fugitive Unit in the Bexar County roundup include:
Michael Anthony Bosquez, 24, arrested Aug. 9 in San Antonio
Walberto Garcia, 71, arrested Aug. 9 in San Antonio
Rolando Magana, 41, arrested Aug. 7 in San Antonio
Brian Michael Powell, 29, arrested Oct. 13, 2006 (currently serving federal sentence)
Thomas M. Thiergart, 46, arrested Aug. 8 in San Antonio
Fugitive Unit investigators also located convicted sex offender Robert Quincy Johnson IV, 58, in Warsaw, Mo. Investigators notified Missouri law enforcement officers, who arrested Johnson Aug. 2. In 1992, Johnson was sentenced to six years in a Texas prison for sexually victimizing an 11-year-old girl.
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The Fugitive Unit worked closely with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department. The Attorney General’s investigators also worked with the U.S. Marshals Office and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri. to secure warrants and make arrests.
Attorney General Abbott’s Fugitive Unit works with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and other law enforcement agencies to pinpoint and arrest fugitives with a history of sex crimes against children who have violated parole or sex offender registration requirements. Parole violations include failing to report to parole officers or being present in areas that might allow them access to young children. Since operations began in August 2003, the unit has arrested more than 500 sex offenders.
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.