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.
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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.