TxDPS offers increased reward for most wanted sex offender

The reward for Manuel Raul Maese, has been raised by Texas Department of Public Safety from $3,000 to $8,000 for information leading to the capture of 61-year old Manuel Raul Maese, one of the state’s 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders, if the tip comes in during the month of June.

DPS says Maese is a high-risk sex offender who is wanted on charges of indecent exposure and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Maese has ties in El Paso, along with an extensive criminal history in El Paso County. Some of his convictions include indecency with a child, six convictions for indecent exposure, aggravated assault, assault causes bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance. He has also been arrested in Washington state for assault and in Arizona for public sexual indecency.

He is described as being 5 feet nine inches tall and weighs 210 pounds with pockmarks on his face.

Maese has been known to work as a commercial truck driver.

All tips to DPS are guaranteed to be anonymous. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 800-252-8477; text DPS, followed by a tip, to 274637; submit a web tip via Texas DPS; submit a Facebook tip to facebook.com/texas10mostwanted and clicking “Submit a Tip”; or use the DPS mobile app.