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Convicted Child Sex Offender Featured On AMW Found In Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A man who fled Colorado during his trial on sex assault on a child has been caught by the U.S. Marshals Service in Detroit.

Richard Heeringa fled Colorado last year, just before a jury delivered a guilty verdict on 17 counts of sexual assault. He faces up to 596 years to life in prison on that conviction at sentencing in Douglas County once extradited from Michigan.

Authorities say Heeringa has been living here for here for a year. He was caught during the weekend after a citizen recognized him from a picture on America’s Most Wanted.

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