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Dallas area sex offender with foot fetish arrested in Houston

HOUSTON – The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested a Dallas-area sex offender with a foot fetish Thursday.

The task force said Harry John Russo was picked up at a Houston motel for failing to register as a sex offender. He's on the state's lifetime registry for a 1979 incident where he tried to rape a woman.

His most recent conviction came from incidents in North Texas.

He was convicted in 2013 of indecent exposure after offering women $20 in exchange for letting him see their feet.