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.