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Update: Accused Iowa sex offender found in Chicago

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U.S. Marshals ended their search for alleged sex offender Julius James Beadrie when they arrested him at a Chicago apartment complex where his mother was believed to live.

Beadrie was arrested Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 in the 4400 block of North Lawndale Avenue.

Police said their investigation indicated the address might be that of Beaudrie’s mother.

Police said Beaudrie attempted to avoid apprehension by hiding under a stairwell in the apartment complex.

Police said they received tips in seven states during their search for Beaudrie, who is wanted in Des Moines.

Original story from April 17, 2012:

U.S. Marshals have joined police in Iowa to search for accused sex offender James Julius Beaudrie.

Beaudrie, 37, is charged with eight counts of sexual abuse, which include the sexual victimization of a child under the age of 16.

Beaudrie is reportedly known to have ties in Iowa City and Des Moines, as well as in Minnesota.

Beaudrie’s car was found abandoned at a bus station in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 13, 2012.  Police say there may be a connection to a recent “Magic: The Gathering” convention in that city March 31 to April 1, 2012.  Police said Beaudrie might be traveling the country to attend conventions and trade shows featuring “Magic: The Gathering” and in Yu-Gi-Oh trading and game cards.

U.S. Marshals are offering up to a $3500 reward for information leading to James Julius Beaudrie’s arrest.  Anyone with information on Beaudrie is asked to call U.S. Marshals in Des Moines at (515) 284-6240; U.S. Marshals Headquarters at 1-877-WANTED2 (926-8332); the Des Moines Police Department at (515) 283-4832, Polk County Crime Stoppers at (515) 223-1400, or local law enforcement.