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Des Moines fugitive caught in Chicago


A Des Moines fugitive was caught in Chicago Thursday morning.

The U.S. Marshals say James Beaudrie was taken into custody at an apartment complex in Chicago.

Beaudrie is facing eight counts of third degree sexual abuse for allegedly abusing at least one of his nine children. An arrest warrant was issued on April 6 and Beaudrie's van was discovered abandoned in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 13.

Beaudrie's wife, Kijua, was also arrested earlier this week and charged with three counts of child neglect.

All nine of the couple's children have been taken from their custody and placed in other homes.

Beaudrie is being taken to the Cook County Jail and will remain there before he is extradited back to Iowa.

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