Criminal Justice News

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sexual Predator Pursued, Captured, Behind Bars

Fugitive Faces Charges of Prohibited Sexual Conduct With a Child

LSFTF LogoTerrell, TX – Albert Paul Woessner, Jr., 44, was arrested yesterday by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) in conjunction with the Terrell Police Department (TPD) and Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). An arrest warrant was issued for Woessner pursuant to an investigation by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on charges of prohibited sexual conduct with a child.

On August 1, 2013, the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) was contacted by the CCSO for assistance in locating and apprehending Woessner. Task force officers initiated an investigation and discovered that Woessner owned a home in Spring Branch, TX, but previously fled his residence once he realized he was being pursued by law enforcement. Task force officers continued their investigation and through investigative efforts learned that Woessner was living in a tent on a family owned property near the south side of San Antonio. Task force officers approached the location, but found the suspected living area abandoned and the tent burned. Through further investigation and assistance from the TxDPS, TPD, and KCSO, Woessner was found and arrested without incident at the Terrell State Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Woessner is currently being held in custody at the Kaufman County Jail awaiting extradition back to Comal County.

On July 16, 2013, the CCSO began conducting an investigation on Woessner, alleging that he committed prohibited sexual conduct with a child over the past several years. A warrant was issued for Woessner’s arrest earlier this month.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “With the appreciated assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Terrell Police Department, and Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office another sexual predator has been pursued, captured, and put behind bars. My prayers go out to the victim, with hopes that she receives support and closure for the physical and emotional anguish that she was forced to endure.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
    U.S. Marshals Service

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