HOUSTON - A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information on the whereabouts of a convicted sex offender.

In July, the Harris County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Juan Carlos Soto for failing to comply as a sex offender. His last known address is in Houston.

In July 2006, Soto was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in Matagorda County. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime against a 12-year-old girl.

Police say Soto is also known to use the names Robert/Roberto Demetrio. He is a documented gang member of the Texas Syndicate.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.