Troy Allison: Reward Upped for the Sporting Sex Offender

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Troy Allison, a sex offender whose mug shot features a slight smile and a sporty shirt, is still on Texas's Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and the reward for helping to find him has increased.

Tips, anonymous or not, that lead to his arrest can be worth up to $12,000 now.

Allison began his sex-offender career in Houston and still has family here, the Department of Public Safety says. He also has family in Conroe, was last seen in Lufkin and might be in Laredo, DPS says.

He has been on the run since 2004, when he was out on parole. His criminal career includes assault, sexual assault, aggravated rape and fondling a child.

He has a tattoo saying "ZAN & USMC" on the outside of his upper right arm.

Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:

-- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)

-- Text the letters DPS -- followed by your tip -- to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone

-- Submit a Web tip through the DPS Web site by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture

-- Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

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