Authorities Seek Sex Offender Who Skipped Treatment


UPDATED: Wednesday January 12, 2011 5:47 PM

A sex offender ordered into treatment is wanted by Richland County authorities for failing to get help and failing to register as a sex offender.

Juan Jose Gonzales is a Tier II sex offender whose victim was a 13-year-old girl, CrimeTracker 10's Angela An reported on Tuesday.

Gonzales was convicted in 2005 for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

He was ordered into a treatment program for sex offenders but after less than three months, he fled, An reported.

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Richland County sheriff's deputies said they have received tips that he could be in the Galion or Columbus areas.

Gonzales has a tattoo on his back of an Aztec with a princess; a tattoo on his chest of his mother with two angels sleeping; and the words "brown side" tattooed on the left side of his neck.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to Gonzales' arrest. Call 614-461-8477 if you have any information.

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