Online Predator Strikes Again After Judge Releases Him
Updated: Wednesday, May 1 2013, 06:15 AM EDT
COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) A man accused of having sex with a teenager he met online is now wanted for doing the same thing after just being released from jail.
Police arrested Stephen A. Cox, 26, in January after finding him with a 14-year-old girl inside a Columbus hotel. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Cox on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
ABC 6 obtained documents showing a judge released Cox to house arrest in February.
Now, Cox is wanted by authorities in Dallas, TX after he's accused of luring another teenage girl he met online.
Police in North Richland Hills are looking for Ruby Contreras, 14, who is believed to be with Cox.
Contreras has been missing for a week after she didn't come home from school.
Investigators in Texas believe Cox and Contreras may be headed West.
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