Indictment for Sex Offender Found with Runaway Arkansas Teen

CARROLL COUNTY, AR (KOLR) - A man accused of taking an underage girl from her home in Carroll County has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Jason Del Bosque, 39, of Stephenville, Texas, was found with a 16-year-old girl from Alpena. The girl was reported missing by her family June 14 and found with Del Bosque, who is a registered sex offender, in Texas by police on June 23.

In this case, Del Bosque is indicted on five counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of transportation of a minor, and one count of activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. He was indicted on Aug. 12 in the case.

If found guilty, Del Bosque faces up to 250 years on the sexual exploitation of children charges, 15 years on the certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors charge and life in prison on the transportation of a minor charge. 

Along with those charges, a special allegation was made which provides information about Del Bosque’s 1999 conviction in Erath County, Texas, for aggravated sexual assault involving a minor under the age of 14. 

In that case, Del Bosque was sentenced to 16 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. 

In an unrelated case, more warrants have been issued for Del Bosque’s arrest by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia. Del Bosque is accused of molesting two children ages four and seven in 2014. In that case, he was charged with two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender. 

Del Bosque is currently in federal custody without bond.

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