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Convicted New Jersey Sex Offender on Run for 25 Years Caught in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014  |  Updated 6:58 AM EDT
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Convicted Sex Offender on Run for Decades Caught in Pa.

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The New Jersey State Police say they've arrested a convicted sex offender on the state's "most wanted" list who has been on the run for more than two decades.  

The agency's fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.  

Police say Barclay has been at large since his 1989 arrest in Cinnaminson Township on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old multiple times over two years.  

Barclay pleaded guilty to the charges but failed to appear for sentencing in September 1991, according to police.  

Police learned in recent weeks that Barclay had allegedly been using the alias James C. Toryone and been working as a tractor-trailer driver.  

He's been held in a Somerset County jail on $5 million bail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.  

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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