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Massachusetts man facing child porn charges caught

April 8, 2015

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts man charged with creating child pornography who allegedly cut off his court-ordered GPS and fled has been captured in Florida despite vowing not to be taken alive.

Greenfield police say 24-year-old city resident Derek Lecompte was caught without incident at a Miami bus station on Tuesday night.

Lecompte was free on bail with a GPS ankle bracelet while awaiting trial on charges of taking nude photos of a young child.

Police say Lecompte had threatened to commit “suicide by cop” if found and there were concerns that he was armed, although it was unclear if he had a weapon at the time of his arrest.

It was not clear when Lecompte would be returned to Massachusetts.

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