- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Authorities say federal agents have apprehended a man in Central America who’s wanted in East Texas on charges that include indecency with a child.

Jefferson County sheriff’s Deputy Rod Carroll said Monday that 31-year-old Matthew Cherry was arrested in an island community off the north coast of Honduras.

Sheriff’s officials say Cherry was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and two counts of indecency with a child. Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service were acting on a tip when they took Cherry into custody Saturday.

Carroll says Cherry fled the country about two years ago to avoid prosecution. Officials contend he was preying on children in Honduras.

Cherry is scheduled to be transported to Houston later this week and then taken to Jefferson County.

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