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Cheer: Law enforcement prevents tragedy

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The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office jumped on a report of a missing girl April 24 and saved the 15-year-old from a potentially horrific end. The suspect in the case, a fugitive from Alabama justice on a sex offender charge currently living in Massachusetts, and the child had cell phone and Internet communication, and the suspect, allegedly, arranged for the girl to take a bus to meet him. Law enforcement vigilance in Bemidji and cooperation out east made it possible to intercept the girl in Chicago and arrest the suspect as he waited for her bus in the Providence, R.I., bus station. Parental vigilance aided in the safe return of the girl.

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