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2012-01-19

Waco-area man now one of Texas Most Wanted Sex Offenders

TxDPS

A Waco-area man has been added to the DPS 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list and a cash reward is offered for tips leading to his arrest.

All tips can be offered anonymously.

Cody James Guzman, 26, was last seen in Moody, near Waco. Guzman is wanted by the McLennan County and Coryell County Sheriff's offices for sexual assault and two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. His criminal history includes convictions for aggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child, injury to a child and sexual performance of a child.

Guzman is also known by the nicknames "Chuckie," "Chucky" and "Shorty." He has claimed past employment in the food service industry and as a landscaper and gardener. Additionally, work records indicate he once worked in the hydraulics business. It is possible he is doing any of those jobs to support himself now.

A $1,000 cash reward is offered for information leading to Guzman's arrest. For more information, please see:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm#;view=Individual%20Details/fugitive=4

To view Guzman's wanted poster, the Featured Sex Offender box must be closed first.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders,

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/index.htm

Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three different ways by:

• Calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

• Texting the letters DPS - followed by the tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from a cell phone.

• Submitting a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the appropriate fugitive, and then clicking on the link under their picture.

All calls, texts or e-mails are anonymous, and tipsters will be given a tip number. Names need not be given.

DPS urges citizens not to attempt to apprehend fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.


Pictured: Cody James Guzman