Fugitive Friday: Felon on probation for raping a blind woman is missing

PHOENIX - This Friday, we're looking for your help to track down a fugitive in our state. 

Wanted: Anthony Lee Huff 
Charges: Probation violation on charges of sexual assault 

On July 24, 2004, Anthony Lee Huff asked a woman outside a convenience store for a cigarette. She refused, telling him, "he should get a job instead of asking a blind woman for cigarettes." 

She used a white walking cane as she walked home, passing by a vacant lot, where Huff grabbed her and threw her to the ground, punching her in the face. 

Huff then sexually assaulted the woman, causing her to pass out, police say.

DNA matched Huff to the assault, and he was convicted of the crime. Before sentencing, Huff asked for probation, saying this was his first offense as an adult. 

In January 2007, Huff was sentenced to 11 years in prison and lifetime probation, upon his release. 

He was released from prison on October 23, 2017, and checked in with the probation department four days later. He was told to report in on November 3 but never did. 

The Adult Probation Department hasn't heard from him since October 27, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. 

Huff is 33 years old, 6-feet-1-inch tall, and weighs 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. 

If you know anything about his whereabouts, please contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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