SAN ANTONIO – During a weeklong Bexar County fugitive crackdown, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Fugitive Unit arrested 13 previously convicted sex offenders. The sweep’s results add to the more than 1,000 sexual predators arrested by the attorney general’s Fugitive and Cyber Crimes units.
The attorney general’s investigators, in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement officials, arrested three previously convicted sex offenders for violating their parole terms. Ten men were arrested for violating Texas sex offender registration requirements.
“Protecting children is our highest priority,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Last week’s arrests reflect a coordinated, cooperative effort by state and local law enforcement to protect young Texans from sexual predators. The Fugitive Unit will continue its aggressive crackdown on violent felons and missing parolees who pose a threat to Texas children.”
Attorney General Abbott added: “Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Fugitive Unit, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department, 13 dangerous criminals are behind bars. We are also grateful to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for their assistance with this operation.”
Fugitive Unit investigators arrested Victor Segundo, 52, in San Antonio for possessing videos of violent sexual assaults in violation of his parole. In 1981 and 1982, Segundo was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of sexual abuse of a child and aggravated kidnapping. His victims were a 15-year-old female and 16-year-old female.
The Fugitive Unit also arrested Segundo in 2008 for violating parole.
Additional parole violators arrested during the Fugitive Unit’s operation include:
• Larry Blankenship, 40, arrested April 19 in San Antonio
• Andrew Dean Oliver, 27, arrested April 20 in San Antonio
Unregistered Sex Offenders;
The Fugitive Unit also arrested 10 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.
Fugitive Unit investigators arrested Jesse Farias Perez, 46, on April 19 in San Antonio for failing to register as a sex offender. Perez also had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support. In 1996, Perez was sentenced to two years in prison for indecency with a child by contact. His victim was an 11-year-old female.
Unregistered sex offenders arrested in San Antonio by the Fugitive Unit include:
• Bryant Williams, 51, arrested April 19
• Jesus Carrion, 42, arrested April 19
• Francisco Diaz Deleon, 31, arrested April 19
• Pedro Cruz, 22, arrested April 20
• Jesus Aguilar, 42, arrested April 21
• Carlos Vega, 34, arrested April 21
• Brian Marcus Palmer, 20, arrested April 23
• Gregory Keith Chaney, 52, arrested April 25
Fugitive Unit investigators also arrested James Emil Alaniz, 33, in Pearsall for failing to register as a sex offender. In 2006, Alaniz was convicted in North Carolina of attempting to receive child pornography. He was sentenced to six months in prison.
The Fugitive Unit worked closely with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department 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 1,000 fugitives.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the attorney general’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.