San Antonio, TX – Matthew Mallory, 36, convicted sex offender, entered a plea of guilty earlier this week to 4 counts of child abuse by intentional infliction of mental injury, before an Oklahoma District Court Judge in Kingfisher County. In April 2011, authorities in Oklahoma issued an arrest warrant for Mallory who was captured by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio.
Last year, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations contacted the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to assist in the search for Mallory, who went on the run accompanied by his 14-year old niece, Ariel. It was determined that the two were in San Antonio after they were seen by witnesses at a local drug store. Mallory had a prior conviction for second-degree rape and while on the run was considered to be armed and dangerous. After a 2-day manhunt, task force officers located Mallory and Ariel near a south side ranch in San Antonio. Mallory was taken into custody without incident and Ariel was reunited with her family.
District Judge Paul Woodward accepted Mallory’s plea of guilty to the charges and sentenced him to 4 consecutive life sentences in a state prison. The District Attorney’s Office learned that Mallory had been sexually assaulting Ariel since the age of 9 and had sexually assaulted 3 other young girls as well.
Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “It’s sad when anyone is the victim of sexual assault, especially a child. I sincerely hope that Mallory’s conviction will help these children to one day find closure and peace. Thanks to the men and women who worked so diligently and tirelessly to ensure that justice was served.”