Authorities search Central Texas for fugitive child sex offender

Texas Department of Public Safety
POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:21am
UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:37pm

Authorities have been searching the Central Texas area for one of the U.S. Marshals Service's most wanted fugitives.

Former Fort Hood Soldier, Kevin Patrick Stoeser, was convicted of four counts of child sexual assault and possession of child pornography in 2003. He was serving a 156 month sentence at a halfway house in Travis County when authorities say he escaped out of an emergency exit on October 24, 2013 and has been on the run ever since.

Currently, authorities believe he may be hiding in Bell County. Officials say there have been some sightings of him in the leander area.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Stoeser’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Tips may also be emailed to

To read the original press release on Stoeser's escape, click this link:


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