Idaho fugitive charged with child sex assault caught in Lockhart

Victor Charles
Victor Charles

LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — A 72-year-old man fleeing child sex assault charges in Idaho was arrested in Lockhart, Texas on Wednesday.

Victor Hernandez Charles was charged earlier this month with the sexual abuse of a child in Canyon, Idaho. After he fled, the U.S. Marshals Service investigation led them to Lockhart where Charles has family members. Authorities suspected Charles’ family members in Texas were hiding him from Idaho authorities.

The investigation was then handed over to the Austin-based Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which was able to confirm that Charles was seen in the Lockhart area.

Authorities arrested Charles in an early morning take down on May 21 on the 1800 block of South Colorado Street and took him to Caldwell County Jail where he will remain until he is extradited to Canyon County, Idaho. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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