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UPDATE: EPCSO announces capture of 2nd fugitive sex offender

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials say the the second fugitive sex offender from the transitional living center just east of El Paso has been captured.

HARPER_5A58D69ATimothy Harper was captured Thursday by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Officials say Harper left the facility on August 22nd, on a medical pass to University Medical Center in El Paso, and never returned.

Harper now faces Parole Violation and an additional charge of Sex Offenders Duty to Register.

========PREVIOUS STORY BELOW (8/26/2015)

On the heels of a recent spate of sex offenders not returning to their facility just outside of El Paso, Sheriff Office officials announce the capture of one of the fugitives.

clip_image002_5C5EFCE2Back on Tuesday, August 18th, Christopher Simon Guerra left the El Paso Transitional Living Center located just outside of city limts, at 1650 Horizon Boulevard.

According to officials, Guerra was allowed out on a pass to his place of employment, but never returned to the facility. EPCSO officials say that Guerra surrendered to Deputies at the El Paso County Detention Facility on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. He was taken into custody on a parole violation warrant and an additional charge of sex offenders duty to register is pending.

Guerra’s original charge is for Indecency with a Child/Contact, as the victim was a 13-year-old female. Guerra had been on parole for the Indecency with a Child/Contact.

At  the same time, EPCSO officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for Timothy Harper. Harper left his facility, located right next door to the one mentioned above, at 1700 Horizon Boulevard, on Saturday, August 22nd.

HARPER_5A58D69AOfficials say that Harper was allowed a pass to visit University Medical Center, but never returned to the facility, and his whereabouts are now unknown. The last GPS location –  according to the ankle monitor – was University Medical Center.

Harper  is now wanted on a Parole Violation and an additional charge of Sex Offenders Duty to Register is forthcoming. His previous charge was for Sexual Intercourse without Consent, as the victim was an 11-year-old female at the time of the offense. He is also on Parole for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements.

EPCSO officials say if the public has any information on the location of Timothy Harper, they can call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-546-2280.

 

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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