Dennis Marklin Foster faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.


The U.S. Marshals Service in Tucson is looking for a convicted sex offender who is a fugitive.

Dennis Marklin Foster, 66, whose last known address was on Tucson's west side, is being sought after being charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The case stemmed from a Tucson Police Department search warrant in which investigators found child pornography on Foster's computer, said Daniel Leyva, deputy U.S. marshal of the service's Tucson office.

Leyva had no further information.

Tucson police Sgt. Maria Hawke, a spokeswoman for the department, said she could not get information about Foster's case until today.

After Foster's arrest in December, he was released to Pima County Pre-trial Services and subsequently fled, said Leyva.

Foster also violated his release conditions because he failed to register as a sex offender for a 1985 conviction, and did not notify his pretrial release officer, said Leyva.

Foster was convicted in 1985 of sexual contact with a minor and sentenced to prison, Leyva said.

Anyone with information about Foster can call 88-CRIME or 911.

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