Many of the twisted people who are sex offenders don't look the part -- they seem like upstanding citizens, until you get them alone with a helpless kid.
Others, though -- well, let's just say they might as well have a large neon sign on their forehead saying "Why yes, I am a sex offender."
The Texas Attorney General's office has a list of recently arrested fugitive sex offenders, people who generally failed to register as required by probation. Some highlights:
Richard Wayne Endsley
Crime: Indecency by sexual contant with 11-year-old boy
Red Flag Number One: The name Wayne.
Red Flag Number Two: Beard that says "I have no respect for the rules and mores and so-called 'normal' society"
Red Flag Number Three: Headband.
We do like the photographer's decision to forego the usual cinder-block background and go for a bucolic setting. Probably a moonlighting wedding photographer.
John Douglas Cromeans
Crime: Aggravated sexual assault of eight-year-old girl
Red Flag Number One: The eyes, of course. Police should arrest this guy on general principles if he ever gets within two blocks of a school-bus stop.
Red Flag Number Two: Really, with those eyes you don't need any other signs.
Justin Blake Ard
Crime: Aggravated sexual assault of boys aged one, four and eight
Red Flag The stylish bangs, which proudly denote he has given up all hope of having sex with a woman his age.
Crime: Indecency by exposure with five-year-old girl
Red Flag: If this guy hasn't mastered the "Creepy Grandfather" look, he's in the top three. Has a bit of the Grandpa Munster look to him, too.
Crime: Indecency with four-year-old girl
Red Flag: Mr. Magoo glasses. Dude may have thought he was hitting on a 42-year-old stripper.
Crime: Aggravated sexual assault of six-year-old boy and eight-year-old boy
Red Flag: Hipster-doofus goatee. You can probably smell the weed coming off him 24/7. Not exactly baby-sitter material.
Kristian Wayne DeFord
Crime: Aggravated sexual assault of seven-year-old boy
Red Flag Number One: "Wayne"
Red Flag Number Two: Looks like a dude who could recite a book's worth of mope-rock lyrics justifying how no one understands him and what he does.
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Crime: Indecency by contact with a five-year-old girl
Red Flag: Hair style, beard, fearsome facial scar -- Mountain Man doesn't play by your "civilized" rules.
Kendal Dyan Kucholtz
Crime: indecency by exposure with five-year-old boy
Red Flag: Those angry eyes, as the old song goes. Any sentient man over the age of 18 can sense trouble out of this one, even five beers into the night.
Crime: Indecency with a six-year-old girl
Red Flag: "Sitting on a park bench / eyeing little girls with bad intent." At least there's no "snot running down his nose" in this picture.
Bonus: Cornelius Ray Osborne
Crime: Aggravated sexual assault of 12-year-old girl
Red Flag: The picture pretty much speaks for itself.