SAN FRANCISCO — Federal marshals say they have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in Utah, after a two-year international manhunt.
Press Release: US Marshals capture man on the run for two years wanted for child rape out of Layton, UT upon arriving in the Unitrd States. Time may pass, but Deputy US Marshals never quit until we find our man.” said United States Marshal Matthew D. Harris pic.twitter.com/VeTX8RU9cE
— United States Marshal Service- District of Utah (@us_utah) September 19, 2018
Investigators say Brian Helton, 45, moved from Chicago to Layton to live with family friends in 2016, when the girl’s parents contacted police to accuse him of assaulting her while living with them.
Police say he fled, making his way first to Thailand, and then eventually, Japan.
Japanese officials alerted the U.S. Marshals Service through Interpol when Helton booked a flight from Japan to San Francisco. When he got off the plane, Marshals, the Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol agents were waiting for him.
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