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Sex offender who raped teen accused of not registering address with police

Manuel Basaldua, 31, last lived on SA's East Side

SAN ANTONIO – A local man convicted of the rape of a 13-year-old girl was ordered to register as a sex offender every year for the rest of his life. A Bexar County grand jury indicted him on a charge he failed to do that.

Manuel Basaldua, 31, was convicted in 2008 of sexual assault of a child. He served seven years in prison.

"In 2016, a warrant was issued for Basaldua's arrest, following an indictment filed with the Bexar County 379th District Court. The indictment alleged that Basaldua failed to register as a sex offender with the local law enforcement authority," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Bozeman.

Basaldua was released from prison in 2015. The state's sex offender registry website shows Basaldua initially registered his address with the San Antonio Police Department, but has not reported to them annually as he is required to do by law.

Basaldua is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 179 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

"His last known place of residence was on the East Side of San Antonio," Bozeman said.

If you have any information on Basaldua's whereabouts, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 210-657-8500.

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