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Accused child molester caught after seven years on the run

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:32:44 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 17 2013 04:52:22 AM CST

He was on the run for 7 years, but tonight a man wanted for sex crimes in St. Joseph county has finally been caught. WSBT's James Fillmore was the only TV news reporter to head to Steuben County to find out more about how police finally caught this guy.


A man who has been evading child molestation charges out of St. Joseph County has been arrested after several years on the run. 

Police say 30-year-old Terry Wayne Waugh, Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after being on the run for the last seven years. 

Waugh was wanted in St. Joseph County on several child molesting charges. 

Police say he was recently spotted at a motel in the 3800 block of north State Road 127 in Steuben County. 

Waugh was found hiding in a bathroom of one of the motel rooms, according to police. He gave himself up without incident and was arrested by the  Indiana State Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service. 

He is currently being held in the Steuben County jail and is waiting to be transferred back to St. Joseph County.