OAG Collaborates with Harris County Sheriff’s
Office To Keep Predators Off the Streets
AUSTIN. TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Fugitive Apprehension Unit of his office collaborated with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to arrest 28 sex offenders over the course of five days during a Child Sex Offender Warrant Initiative.
“My office will make every effort possible to ensure that our children are protected from predators,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I commend Sheriff Gonzalez and his office for their hard work, and I thank everyone involved with this collaborative effort to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
From October 23-27, teams of sworn officers from the attorney general’s office and the Harris County Sheriff’s office executed open warrants for child sex crimes and for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
In addition to warrant execution, teams also drove by offender homes to check for violations such as Halloween decorations.
“Harris County parents should be able to trust that the law enforcement community is pulling together to do everything we can to keep children safe on Halloween and every day of the year. I want to thank the Texas Office of the Attorney General for helping us track down and arrest some of our community’s most dangerous offenders,” said Sheriff Gonzalez. “Child predators are on notice: We are watching and we will lock up anyone who attempts to harm a child.”
To learn more about the attorney general’s Criminal Investigations Division and its efforts to keep Texans safe, visit https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/criminal-investigations.
For more information about protecting your children online, visit https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/criminal-investigations.