Suspected child molester tracked down on sailboat

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Timothy Faudree

Timothy Faudree and his sailboat (Source: Facebook)

Timothy Faudree

Timothy Faudree and his sailboat (Source: Facebook)

SAN DIEGO — A fugitive child-molestation suspect from the Midwest was behind bars in San Diego Thursday after his capture aboard a sailboat on Mission Bay, authorities reported.

Members of the San Diego Fugitive Task Force and city harbor police officers arrested Timothy Wayne Faudree, 57, Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Timothy Wayne Faudree

Faudree is wanted on suspicion of multiple counts of having sex with a child under age 14 in Marion County, Indiana, Dante Salazar of the Marshals Service said. Indiana authorities issued an warrant for Faudree on Aug. 1 but were unable to find him.

Deputy marshals determined that Faudree, who allegedly has an extensive criminal history in five states and has been arrested for burglary, aggravated assault, growing pot and possessing drug paraphernalia — was living on a boat in San Diego County.

The suspect was booked into San Diego Central Jail and being held on $125,000 bail pending extradition proceedings.