Santos Francisco Sanchez in 2003 (Credit: Texas DPS)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Santos Francisco Sanchez, formerly known to live in Tarrant County, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list.

Sanchez, 45, was convicted in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Fort Worth in 1996 and was released from prison in 2003. He was ordered to report to a halfway house upon his release, but he never did and has yet to register as a sex offender.

The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal past and is wanted for Parole Violation and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Sanchez was born in Brown County, but has primarily resided in the Tarrant County area, where he also has relatives. He has been known to work carpenter jobs.

Sanchez is 5-foot-10 and previously weighed approximately 205 pounds.  His tattoos include: dragon/skulls/devils on his left forearm, a heart on his upper left arm, a peacock on his upper right arm and heart/rose on his right forearm.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest. All tips can be offered anonymously through the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) or online.

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