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Reward increased to find most wanted sex offender from Houston

Johnny June Mason, 48, has been wanted since June 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – An increased reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man convicted of rape.

Johnny June Mason, 48, has been wanted since June 2016, and he is a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender.

Mason is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and for a parole violation.

Police said Mason’s last known address was in Houston.

According to investigators, Mason also has ties to the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas in Louisiana. In 1990, Mason was convicted in Louisiana of aggravated rape and aggravated crime against nature involving a 16-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mason has a history of violating his parole and failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Mason is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has a tattoo of Chinese characters on his left forearm and a scar on his forehead.

A reward for information leading to his arrest has been increased to $8,000.

Call Crime Stoppers if you have any information about Mason's whereabouts.