The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Jorge Luis Santamaria, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $7,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March. Santamaria, a high-risk sex offender, is wanted for probation violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Santamaria has been wanted since October 2012 when he absconded from his last known address in Electra, Texas, which is located in Wichita County. He also has ties to Mexico, as well as the Austin area, including Elgin. In 2005, Santamaria was convicted of attempt to commit indecency with a child – sexual contact after an incident in Travis County involving an 11-year-old boy.
Santamaria is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.