Sex Offender from Pharr Named August Featured Fugitive

August 4, 2022
August Featured Fugitive

AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Humberto Carreon Acosta is the Featured Fugitive for the month of August. The reward for information leading to his arrest is increased to $4,000 this month if it comes from tips.

Humberto Carreon Acosta, 33, of Pharr, has been wanted since December 2020, when the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest for aggravated sexual assault of a child. That same month, the Alamo Police Department issued a warrant for Acosta’s arrest for possession of child pornography.

In 2020, Acosta was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child for an incident involving a four-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 10 years’ probation. Acosta is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He has ties to Hidalgo County, including Pharr and Alamo. For more information, view Acosta’s wanted bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Commission, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested 41 people off the lists, including 16 gang members and 22 sex offenders. In addition, $67,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

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