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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey have arrested a fugitive wanted for allegedly being involved in a child sex trafficking ring.

Kevin Newell was arrested Tuesday in Maywood by Bergen County authorities and Homeland Security Investigations.

The 55-year-old is charged in Pennsylvania with offenses including trafficking of minors and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Newell was being held at the Bergen County Jail pending extradition proceedings. It wasn't immediately known if he had retained an attorney who could respond to the charges.

The months-long investigation was initiated by Homeland Security and police in North Strabane, about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

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