Oklahoma man convicted of assaulting autistic boy arrested in El Paso
POSTED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 3:57pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:01pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A wanted sex offender from Oklahoma was arrested in El Paso Thursday evening after failing to register as a sex offender and failure to appear on an original charge of lewd molestation and indecent proposal to a child.
Teddy Dean Davis, 30, responded to an online Craigslist ad in 2011 where another man was seeking a sexual relationship. At some point during the encounter, the other man allowed Davis to sexually assault his six year old autistic family member while he was in the room watching.
Davis was later convicted of lewd acts with a child under 16 years and sentenced to 10 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Davis was released on parole after serving only two years of his ten year sentence, but was required to register as a sex offender.
Davis failed to comply with the terms of his parole and multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up to locate Davis. After a period of surveillance, members of the Oklahoma Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Lone Star Fugitive Task force located Davis at the downtown El Paso Public Library located on the 500 block of N. Oregon.
The task force moved in on Davis as he was sitting outside with a group of men. He was taken into custody without incident.
The United States Marshals Service is investigating a possible violation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, which makes it a violation of federal law to flee a State in order to avoid registration requirements. Davis will remain in the El Paso County Detention Facility pending his extradition to Hays County.