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Reward increased for Texas‘Most Wanted Sex Offender'

Manuel Raul Maese

AUSTIN, Texas - The state has increased the reward for a 62-year-old, high-risk sex offender wanted for indecent exposure and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, tipsters can receive up to $8,000 for information leading to the capture of Manuel Raul Maese.

Tipsters, according to DPS, will remain anonymous.

Maese, who has ties to El Paso, has a criminal history in El Paso County that includes a conviction for indecency with a child and six convictions for indecent exposure, DPS said in a news release.

Described as 5-feet-9 and 210 pounds, Maese has a history of working as a commercial truck driver. He may be known as "Manny" and has used the alias of Manuel Montalvo.

Here's information from DPS on how to give a tip in the Maese and other case :

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). Text the letters "DPS" – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone. Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture. Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section). Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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