Fugitive Friday: Child molester wanted for violating his probation

Posted: 11:13 AM, Jun 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-15 17:13:50Z

Each Friday, we're looking for your help to track down fugitives in Arizona. 

Wanted: Bernardino Valenzuela

Charges: Probation violation on original charges of attempted child molestation.

In 2011, an observant mother noticed behavior in her young daughter that made her question the girl more. The young girl implicated Valenzuela, an extended family member. 

Soon after, other victims came forward accusing Valenzuela of similar behavior. 

Bernardino Valenzuela was sentenced to seven years in prison and lifetime probation after agreeing to a plea to charges of attempted child molestation. He was released from prison on August 30, 2017, and his probation began. 

He has now violated his probation terms and is wanted by police.

Valenzuela is 69 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his right arm with the names -- Jesus, Myrna, and Yesenia.

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