HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Police Department's Special Victim's Division is seeking the public's assistance locating a fugitive who they say inappropriately touched two children and threatened to throw their family out on the streets if they told anyone.
Police say the children and their family had recently migrated from Honduras with their family at the time of the incident.
Being sought by police is 36-year-old Elder Chevez-Portillo on two counts of indecency with a child.
"Between June and August of 2014, Elder Chevez-Portillo inappropriately touched two children who were living with him in the 7500 block of Bellerive Drive in Houston, Texas," read a statement.
"The children were living with Chevez-Portillo after recently migrating from Honduras with their family," continued the statement. "The fugitive threatened the children by saying that if they told anyone about what he was doing, he would throw their family out on the street."
Chevez-Portillo, also a Hondurian national, is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5'08", 170 - 180 lbs., with brown eyes and short black hair. He most recently lived in the Fort Bend County area.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.