23-year-old offender with multiple child sex charges fails to register

Cameron County Jail: Joel Alexander Hernandez

A 23-year-old sex offender was arrested for failing to complete his annual registration with the city of Harlingen and with Cameron County.

The last time Joel Alexander Hernandez registered was February 2012.

When he was 16-years-old, Hernandez was charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Since then, the 23-year-old has been arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

He has also previously been arrested for indecent exposure.

Hernandez was booked in the Cameron County Jail on Thursday.

His bond was set at $7,500.

He is required to register as a sex offender until May 3, 2018.