Friday, October 19, 2007

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Attorney General Abbott's Fugitive Unit Arrests 100th Unregistered Sex Offender

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Fugitive Unit arrested Angelita A. Trevino, 39, of Corpus Christi, for failing to register as a sex offender. Her arrest marks the Fugitive Unit’s 100th unregistered sex offender arrest since its 2003 inception.

In March, Trevino was convicted in Nueces County of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child. Her victim was a 12-year-old boy. Trevino was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Trevino failed to maintain her registration, and Fugitive Unit investigators arrested her Oct. 9 on a warrant issued by the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office.

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“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.