Mark Steven Bauman, 50, has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list with a reward of $3,000. In 2002, Bauman

sexually assaulted a seven-year-old female during a six-month period.

He was last seen in the Austin area in the summer of 2010 and has strong

ties to Mexican and Central American immigrant communities in the

Austin area.


speaks Spanish fluently, and in the past has used Spanish-language

matchmaking web sites to meet women. He may currently reside in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or Colombia; however, anyone with a tip that leads to his arrest, inside or outside of the U.S., will receive the reward money.


1997 and 2005, Bauman was arrested several times on various offenses,

including alien smuggling, theft of property, bad check issuance-child

support and sexual assault of a child. The last arrest stemmed from the

2002 incident.

In 2006, Bauman traveled for a week, on two occasions, to Guadalajara, Mexico. In January 2007, a woman traveled from Guadalajara to Texas to accuse him of sex-related crimes. In March 2007, Bauman’s parole officer reported that he had gone missing. The Austin Police Department

subsequently issued four warrants for his arrest, including possession

of child pornography, improper photography or visual recording, failure

to comply with sex offender registration requirements and probation violation (original offense: sexual assault of a child).

These warrants were later turned over to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

In May 2007, the U.S. Marshals issued an additional warrant for

Bauman’s arrest for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. In December

2010, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to

register as a sex offender.


is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches, 170 pounds and has used the aliases

Mark Stephen Bauman, Marcos Bauman and Stephen Bauman. He should be

considered armed and dangerous.

Please review Bauman’s bulletin by clicking on the following link for his entire profile.;view=Individual%20Details/fugitive=7

Anyone with information on these offenders can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

· Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

· Text the letters DPS—followed by your tip—to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.

· Submit

a tip through the DPS website by selecting the sex offender you have

information about, and under their picture is a link to submit a web


The 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are available on the DPS website at and have last known addresses in the following cities:

  • Houston (3)
  • El Paso
  • Austin (2)
  • Lufkin
  • Grand Prairie
  • Whitney


Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders program identifies violent sex

offenders who have either violated parole or failed to comply with sex

offender registration.