Authorities searching for wanted sex offender in West Texas

(El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

EL PASO -- Authorities are searching for a wanted sex offender last seen in Amarillo.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Artis Nelson last reported an address claiming relocation in Amarillo but failed to register with authorities.

Nelson was convicted of Sexual Assault of a Child in Winkler County. The victim of the crime was an 11-year-old girl, according to a release.

Anyone with information on Nelson's location is asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2008.