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Texas authorities seek sex offender with Chicago ties

David Salceda Medina | Texas Department of Public Safety

A wanted sex offender from Texas has connections to the Chicago area, according to federal authorities.

David Sauceda Medina, 62, is on Texas’ list of 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders and “is known to have ties to the Chicago area,” according to a statement issued Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Service.

A warrant out of Bell County, Texas, was issued for Medina in January for sexual contact with the child, authorities said. The Austin Police Department also issued a warrant in March for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Medina was convicted in 2008 for attempted sexual battery of a 12-year-old girl and in 2010 for sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl, the marshals service said. He was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in May 2016 after serving a six-year sentence and was required to register as a sex offender for life.

David Salceda Medina | Texas Department of Public Safety
David Salceda Medina | Texas Department of Public Safety

Medina is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 200 pounds, authorities said. He has tattoos on his back, his left hand and both arms. He has frequented homeless shelters in the past and “is thought to be transient.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering an $8,000 reward during the month of August for information leading to Medina’s arrest, authorities said. The U.S. Marshals are also offering a $5,000 reward.