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For Immediate Release

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October 05, 2012 DUSM Juan F. Lara, Southern District of Texas (956) 618-8025
Houston Sex Offender Arrested in Weslaco, TX

McAllen, TX – A Houston man wanted for Indecency with a child was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-multi agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) on October 5, 2012.

Gonzalo Molina, 25, was wanted by the District Court in Harris County, Texas, for the offense of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact. It is alleged that Molina sexually assaulted a young female on two separate occasions in Houston, Texas. The first incident occurred on October 2010 and the second on January 2011. Molina learned that a warrant for arrest was issued against him, and Molina fled the Houston area to avoid apprehension from law enforcement. The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Service GCVOFTF McAllen Division to locate and arrest Molina.

On October 5, 2012, a Texas Department of Public Safety Task Force Officer and a Weslaco Police Task Force Officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force developed information that Molina was residing in Weslaco, Texas. During surveillance, the Task Force Officers observed Molina leave the residence in a vehicle. Members of the GCVOFTF followed the vehicle and subsequently stopped and arrested Molina with the assistance of the Weslaco Police Department. Molina is being held at the Weslaco Police Department awaiting extradition to Houston, Texas

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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