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Marshals met Brian Helton at the airport in San Francisco
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Marshals catch Utah man after 2 year international hunt

Brian Helton Pic: US Marshals

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.

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.