A former U.S. Army member and sex offender who escaped from a halfway house in Del Valle in October has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service’s list of 15 most wanted fugitives.
In 2003, Kevin Patrick Stoeser, 41, pled guilty to multiple sexual offenses to children, including four counts of child sexual assault and one count of possession of child pornography.
He was sentenced to 156 months in jail but was released early in 2011. Six months later, he went back to jail after violating the sex offender rules.
In October 2013, he escaped from the Austin Transitional Center, a halfway house in Del Valle where he was serving the remainder of his sentence.
Before his escape, staff members confiscated a smartphone with 26 photos of children that Stoeser had. Officials said he escaped after a staff member confronted him and took the phone.
“Stoeser is a malicious individual who abused innocent children on multiple occasions. His escape represents a threat to public safety,” said Stacia A. Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshalls Service in a statement.
Police have been looking for Stoeser for months. In November, he was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.
Stoener is 5 feet and 8 inches tall, about 170 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He has several tattoos on his arms, chest and calf. He has the name “Kayla” tattooed on his left upper arm and the words “Khaos” and “Stoeser” on his chest.
The U.S. Marshals service is offering up to $25,000 for information that will lead to the Stoener’s arrest. They are asking anyone with information to call 800-336-0102 or send tips to email@example.com.
pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.