Update on Houston Men Against Family Violence Warrant
August 26, 2005 -- A massive
warrant round up aimed at arresting suspects wanted for child
abuse, family violence and failure to register as sex offenders
has yielded another 26 arrests in the past 24 hours.
Since the multi-agency initiative began, a total
of 147 suspects have been taken into custody as part of the Houston
Men Against Family Violence (HMAFV) campaign launched by Houston
Police Chief Harold L. Hurtt.
Officers from HPD, the Harris County Sheriff's
and Constables' Offices, and other area agencies have attempted
to serve warrants on 218 offenders of the more than 300 individuals
wanted in the HMAFV campaign round up.
The numbers break down as follows:
Of 147 suspects arrested thus far, 96 were taken
into custody by HPD, Constables and other agencies. Thirty-six
of those suspects were wanted on felonies. The other 51 suspects
in custody were handled by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Among those arrested in the past 24 hours was
Joe Gonzalez (H/m, DOB 4-16-82), who was charged with sexually
abusing his seven-year-old daughter. A second suspect, Rafael
Alderete (H/m, DOB 5-17-50), was also picked up on Thursday (Aug.
25). He was charged with two counts of indecency with a child.
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more information on the warrant round-up.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.