A San Benito man and aconvicted sex offender who allegedly inappropriately touched a female family member younger than 10-years-old, was arrested in Houston last week after fleeing the city when arrest warrants were issued. According to San Benito police, Leonel Rodriguez, 32, had two warrants issued for his arrest, one for indecency with a child and one for failing to register as a sex offender. Both charges are second degree felonies.
According to a press release, a report was first made a little over a month ago when the mother of the victim told police that a family member, who was later identified as Rodriguez, had been touching her daughter. The mother added that while Rodriguez used to live with the family, she had not seen or heard from him in several days.
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