AUSTIN, Texas -

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 award for information leading up to the arrest of a 52-year-old man who was recently added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

Officials say Sammy Lee Nickerson is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and for parole violation.

Nickerson has ties to several Texas cities including  Bryan, Hearne, Navasota and College Station.

Nickerson's previous criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault of a child, burglary, larceny and evading arrest.

Nickerson, who has frequently used the alias of Sammy Shields, is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He has a tattoo on his upper left arm and scars on his abdomen, hands, right wrist and left arm.

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