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US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil

01 March 2015, 15:44

Rio de Janeiro - An American man suspected of multiple sexual assaults on young women while running a cult has been detained in Brazil, police said on Saturday.

Police ran 53-year-old Victor Barnard, wanted on 59 counts of abuse, to the ground in the beach resort of Pipa, near the northern city of Natal after a search co-ordinated with US authorities, Globo reported.

Also Read:Governor Fashola opens register for sex offenders in Lagos State

Barnard, who founded his River Road Fellowship sect in Minnesota, is accused of a series of assaults between 2000 and 2012.

He was the subject of an international manhunt.


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