49-year-old arrested for Continuous Sex Abuse of a Child

Carrera remains in custody at the Victoria County Sheriff's Office on a $100,000 cash bond
Joe Anthony Carrera

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria Police Department officers arrested Joe Anthony Carrera for sex abuse involving a child under the age of 14, a first degree felony.

On Friday, June 24, at approximately 3:15 p.m.,  officers responded to the 1700 block of Bonham Dr. in reference to a wanted subject.

VPD Detectives, along with the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, apprehended Carrera on an outstanding warrant. Carrera, 49, remains in custody at the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office on a $100,000 cash bond.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office obtained the information, which launched an investigation with the Victoria Police Department.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information, you should contact Detective Tate at 361-485-3741. You can also contact him via email at ctate@victoriatx.gov.

The Victoria Police Department provided the above information and photo.