The U.S. Marshals have joined Texas authorities in their search for a convicted sex offender with ties to the Chicago area.
David Sauceda Medina, who was born in Illinois and has been convicted of sex crimes against children in multiple states, is listed as one of the “Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders” after he was accused of indecency with a child and sexual contact in Bell County, Texas earlier this year.
Medina, who is described as a “transient” by authorities and is considered armed and dangerous, is also wanted by Austin police after he failed to register as a sex offender in the city as part of his punishment for a prior conviction in Texas.
According to a description provided by U.S. Marshals, Medina weighs 200 pounds and stands 5-foot-9, and has tattoos on his back, left arm, left hand, and both arms.
Texas authorities are offering an $8,000 reward, and the U.S. Marshals are offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to Medina’s arrest.
Those with information on Medina’s whereabouts are encouraged to call Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
Medina’s convictions include an attempted sexual battery of a minor in Florida in 2008 and indecency with a child and sexual contact in Texas in 2010. He was released from prison in 2016 on the latter charges, and was required to register as a sex offender for life.