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    Manhunt over: Child sex assault suspect caught at residence

    September 28, 2018

    ASTON, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have captured a Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls and leading authorities on a manhunt for more than a week.

    David Hamilton Jr. was captured around 10:15 a.m. Friday at an Aston home. Authorities went there after getting a tip the 47-year-old Trevose man might be at the residence, which apparently belongs to a female relative.

    Authorities say Hamilton was found hiding in a second-floor bedroom closet.

    Hamilton had been sought since an arrest warrant was issued last week. He’s accused of sexually assaulting the girls over a five-year period.

    Two New Hope police officers spotted Hamilton Sept. 21, but he escaped after a violent struggle during which he allegedly tried to steal an officer’s gun.

    It’s not known if Hamilton has retained an attorney.

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