District Attorney Kim Ogg thanked Crime Stoppers and members of two southwest Houston management districts Wednesday for joining forces to offer a $15,000 reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive human trafficker Thaddeus Allen.
Allen, 34, fled in April, just one day before a Harris County jury found him guilty of human trafficking and handed down a 75-year prison sentence for the habitual felon. Allen had been present for the previous five days of trial but absconded the day before closing arguments. He had been free on $200,000 bond.
Crime Stoppers put up the original $5,000 reward. The boards of the Brays Oaks and Southwest management districts then offered an additional $5,000 each, for a total of $15,000.
“This reward shows how seriously we in law enforcement and local community groups are taking the fight against human trafficking and the sex trade,” said Ogg. “Allen makes his living off the degradation and abuse of young trafficking victims. Now we want him back to serve his sentence.”
Those with information about Allen are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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