mugshot: Jose Antonio Zavala

BOLO: Suspect Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor for 2 Years On the Run

Texas police are searching for a Houston man who vanished after allegedly sexually abusing a child for nearly two years.

According to Click2Houston, police issued a warrant for 59-year-old Jose Antonio Zavala’s arrest; he’s been charged with “continuous sexual abuse of a child.”

Police say investigators learned on January 21, 2021, that a sexual attack happened at a home off of City View Place in Houston. Investigators also learned the abuse happened for over two years, between September 4, 2019,  to November 28, 2021.

Zavala is described as a Hispanic male who stands 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He is bald with brown hair.

Crime Stoppers is offering a possible $5,000 reward for information that leads to Zavala’s arrest. Anyone with information should call 713-222-8477 or submit a tip online at

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