Lone Star Fugitive Task Force nabs wanted sex offender in south San Antonio

Elmer Charping, 33, was overdue to register as sex offender


SAN ANTONIO - Convicted sex offender Elmer Charping, 33, was arrested after authorities said he failed to register as a sex offender, as required by state law.

A news release from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force stated that members tracked down Charping Wednesday afternoon at a home where he had been hiding out, located in the 600 block of S. Presa Street.

Leon Valley police had been looking for him since January when he failed to register as a sex offender.

People convicted of sex-related crimes are required to check in with the state periodically to notify authorities of their current home address and place of employment.

Charping was placed on the state sex offender registry as a result of a 1999 conviction for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

The news release stated that Leon Valley police called upon the task force for help in locating Charping.

Task force members said they stopped him as he was driving away from the home.

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