Missouri Fugitive wanted on 50 sex crimes nabbed in Cloquet

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Missouri Fugitive wanted on 50 sex crimes nabbed in Cloquet

August 21, 2014 Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM CST

Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Cloquet Police made a major arrest Thursday morning of a fugitive wanted in Missouri for 50 sex crimes.

Police nabbed James Swett walking near his home on Pinehurst Park Drive in Cloquet based on information from authorities in Missouri.

The charges against the 41-year-old year old include Statutory Sodomy in the 1st degree, Child Molestation and Sex Abuse.

The crimes date back to the early 1990s and all the child victims were under the age of 12.

Swett was jailed on eight sex charges in July of 2013, but was freed after posting a $100,000 bond.

He took off and landed in Cloquet.

He's currently being held in Carlton County awaiting extradition to Andrew County Missouri.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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