Fugitive wanted for sex assault of child

HOUSTON Around March 2000, Francisco Pedraza Cruz would enter the 7-year-old victim's home when her mother was working and he would sexually assault her. This happened on numerous occasions and the suspect told the victim if she told anyone he would kill her and her mother. She finally told someone when she was 14 years old.

On June 26, 2008 charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child were filed on Cruz. A warrant was issued out of the 183rd District Court and bond was set at $30,000. He is described as a 5'6" Hispanic male weighing 210 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, possibly a mustache and a medium complexion. He still believed to be in the Houston area.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information phoned in to the Crime Stoppers 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline that leads to the capture of Francisco Pedraza Cruz. All callers remain anonymous.

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