US Marshals searching for man wanted for failure to register as a sex offender


    Abel Martinez, 60, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender as of May 2018. (Photo courtesy: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

    Abel Martinez, 60, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender as of May 2018.

    "It's for an offense that occurred in 1986 for sexual assault of a child. This was two children under the age of 14 where he was convicted and sentenced," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla.

    Martinez is supposed to register every quarter for life, but this is the second time he's failed to do so. That's in addition to other charges in his criminal history.

    "He's got burglary, smuggling aliens, sexual assault of a child, failure to register as a sex offender in 2013," said Filla.

    U.S. Marshals believe Martinez hasn't gone far from the Central Texas area.

    "He listed a place of employment on the 400 block of Springdale Rd. in Austin where he described to the registrar last time that he was working construction," said Filla.

    Abel Martinez is 5'8" and weighs 230 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.

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