HOUSTON (CBS Houston) One of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender suspects was apprehended earlier this week. Reports indicate that 43-year-old Juan Alfredo Gandarilla was found and taken into custody in El Paso.
Gandarilla was arrested Monday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Bridge of the Americas. Gandarilla who turned himself in to authorities, stated that he did not want to be arrested in Mexico. He was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration and parole violation.
Additional reports indicate that Gandarilla has family in the El Paso area and is considered a high-risk sex offender with a lengthy criminal history,including a conviction for sexually molesting a nine-year-old girl.
Authorities had been searching for Gandarilla since 2005 and was added to the Most Wanted list in September of 2012.