SAN ANTONIO – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force has been looking for a 57-year-old alleged pedophile for nearly two years and needs assistance from the public in finding him, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Jose Carmelo Lara, who was born in Mexico, currently has an active warrant out for a sexual assault of a child charge for allegedly fondling and sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 14, USMS spokesman Chris Bozeman said Wednesday.
Bozeman said the incident occurred in 2014 and the suspect was residing in San Antonio at the time the crime allegedly occurred. He also has ties to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force has an agreement with Mexican authorities to work hand-in-hand with each other to catch fugitives on both sides of the border, Bozeman said.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts, his last known location or other details that could lead to an arrest is asked to call the task force at 210-657-8500.
“We want people to know that no tip is too small,” Bozeman said.