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CRIME STOPPERS: Public’s help needed to find sex offender

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Pierce County detectives are asking for the public's help to find convicted sex offender Joshua Horton. The 37-year-old was convicted in 2013 for Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. Horton is wanted now for failing to register as a sex offender. 

“He’s got an extensive criminal history with the sheriff’s department, weapons violations, assaults. He’s a 'high-violent offender' and obviously targeting children is a concern for us," said Pierce County Det. Lynelle Anderson. “We want this guy bad. We believe he is a huge threat to our community and to everybody in it and we hope that people step forward and not hide this individual."

Horton has eight felony convictions including attempted burglary and theft. He’s 6-feet tall and weighs 215 pounds. If you know where he’s hiding, call an anonymous tip in to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477). There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest.