Police looking for accused child predator

HOUSTON Authorities say in February of 2010, Juan Melgar sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl at his house in the 12300 block of Antoine. The girl is a distant relative of Melgar's. The Harris County Sheriff' Office launched an investigation and on February 26, 2010 he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Melgar is believed to be a member of the MS 13 gang and has already threatened to kill someone in the victim's family. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Melgar is a 23 year old Hispanic male. He is 5'5" tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes with a medium complexion. Melgar has not been arrested and is still believed to be in the Houston area. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the arrest of Juan Armando Melgar. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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