The Merced Police Department issued an email statement on Friday asking the public help located a person wanted for child molestation.
Lonnie Lee Poslof, 33, is wanted on a warrant issued by the Merced County Superior Court for several counts of lewd and lascivious act with a child and numerous other sexual offenses with a child under the age of 10, police said.
"We need to find this individual to prevent future victims," said Detective Raquel Rios. "If you know of his location, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Merced Police Department."
An award of up to $1,000 in cash is offered for his apprehension.
Poslof is described as 6’ 0” in height and weighing about 190 pounds. Poslof fled to the Tennessee area, police said, but the department received information that he returned to the Merced area.
Officers ask anyone with information regarding the suspect to contact Rios at (209) 388-7766, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the keyword in the text message.