AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a cash reward up to $3,000 for information leading to the capture of the newest member of its “Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders” list.
Doug Otis Sims, 32, has a violent criminal past and is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration and burglary of habitation, DPS officials said. His criminal history includes sexual assault of a child, assault, evading arrest/detention and DWI. In 2003, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl nine times over a period of several months.
Sims has relatives and friends living in Center, Athens and Burnet, Texas. He has been known to work in the oil drilling industry.
He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, and approximately 190 pounds. He has cut scars on his back and chest and multiple tattoos, including “Andrew Samuel” on his lower left leg and tribal art on his right hand, left arm and left leg.
To submit an anonymous tip call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), or text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone. You can also submit a tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.