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FAIRBURY, Neb. -- A 30-year-old Fairbury man wanted on several sexual assault allegations has been arrested in Arizona.

Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk told radio station KWBE-AM that Billy Barritt was arrested Thursday in Mohave County, Ariz.

Barritt is charged in a Nebraska warrant with first-degree sexual assault of a child and three counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child.

Police said Barritt is accused of sexually assaulting multiple children in Nebraska under the age of 10 for more than a year. Authorities said that when Barritt learned of the investigation, he left his home in Fairbury.

Barritt is on probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Information from: KWBE-AM.

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