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UPDATE: Fairbury sex offender captured

Posted: Updated: Dec 20, 2012 01:07 PM CST
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Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom
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Fairbury police say Billy Barritt was arrested in Arizona.

Barritt faces several charges of sexual assault on a child in Fairbury.  Police say Barritt sexually assaulted multiple children under the age of 10 for more than a year.  He left his home in Fairbury earlier this week.  Police say he was found Thursday morning at a truck stop in Bellemont, Arizona.

The 30-year-old Barritt is a convicted sex offender. He's charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a child, and three counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.  Police received information that Barritt sexually assaulted multiple children under the age of 10 for more than a year.  Police say when Barritt learned of the investigation, he left his home in Fairbury.

Barritt is a registered sex offender out of Madison County where he was convicted in 2006 for 1st Degree Sexual Asault.  He is currently on probation for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm out of Jefferson County. 

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