22 de Septiembre de 2015
Four Rio Grande Valley sheriffs revently arrested 85 parents in Starr, Cameron, Hidalgo, and Webb counties for violating court orders requiring them to pay child support. All parents arrested during this week’s roundup were the subjects of arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support. The efforts of Starr County Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes and other Valley Sheriffs were supported by Child Support Division investigators, who assisted the sheriffs by providing logistical assistance to locate missing parents.
“Caring for your children is the fundamental and moral responsibility of any parent,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I commend everyone involved in holding accountable those who attempt to evade child support. Their efforts help ensure better care and better lives for Texas children.”
The sheriffs dispatched teams of deputies to span the counties tracking down noncompliant parents wanted for contempt of court for violating civil court orders.
The delinquent parents arrested in the initiative face up to six months in jail. Cash bonds that parents pay to get out of jail go to the custodial parents and children who are owed back child support.
Parents who have fallen behind on their child support payments, but are not yet subject to warrants for their arrest, should immediately contact the Attorney General’s Child Support Division at (800) 252-8014 to make payment arrangements.