EPCSO searching for sex offender who failed to return to facility Monday

On Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office issued a release requesting assistance from the community in locating Robert John Barela.

According to EPCSO officials, on September 21, 2020, Barela failed to return to the El Paso Multi-Use Facility located along the 1700 Horizon Boulevard, south of Horizon City and across from the Sparks Neighborhood.

Officials say that Barela was allowed a pass to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office but never returned to the facility and his whereabouts are now unknown.

Barela is now wanted on a Parole Violation. His sex offense is for Online Solicitation of a Minor, the victim being a 14-year-old female, and is currently on parole for Sex Offenders Duty to Register.

If any community members have information on the location of Robert John Barela, please call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2008.

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