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Fugitive sex offender surrenders after being featured on KSAT-12

Branden Penix, 23, wanted since March for violating sex offender rules

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SAN ANTONIO – Less than two hours after he was featured as a fugitive on KSAT-12, a convicted sex offender turned himself in at the Bexar County Magistrate's Office.

Branden Penix, 23, was convicted of sexual assault of a child. He received seven years probation at sentencing. A judge ordered Penix to register as a sex offender regularly for life. Records show Penix had not checked in with law enforcement since May.

Tuesday evening, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force said it was looking for Penix on charges he violated his probation and that he failed to register as a sex offender. He was featured on KSAT-12 at 10 p.m. that day. Court records show Penix surrendered at the Magistrate's Office about two hours later.

Penix was being held at the Bexar County Jail on Thursday without bond on the probation violation charge.