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DPS offering $5,000 for wanted Fort Worth sex offender

Lavinci Damon Henderson, 41
Lavinci Damon Henderson, 41 Texas Department of Public Safety

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Fort Worth sex offender who was recently added to the state’s most wanted list, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday.

Lavinci Damon Henderson, 41, is accused of sexually assaulting a child and of failing to register as a sex offender.

Henderson was charged in Tarrant County in 2014, according to county records. The 371st District Court issued a warrant for Henderson’s arrest in July, according to the DPS. But he has eluded arrest.

DPS described Henderson as 5 feet 11 and about 220 pounds with a tattoo on his left arm, a birthmark on his upper right arm and scars on his abdomen and both arms.

In 1994, Henderson was convicted in Tarrant County of two counts of aggravated assault of a child and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to county records.

Can you help?

If you have information about Henderson, you are encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-TIPS (8477). Or you may text the letters DPS — followed by your tip — to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cellphone. You may also submit a tip through the DPS website or using Facebook at www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section). The DPS also accepts tips through its mobile app. The app is available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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