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article imageOregon fugitive caught in Montana after 15-year manhunt

By Owen Weldon     Jan 19, 2014 in Crime
On Friday police said that an Oregon fugitive, who faked his death, was arrested in Montana after being on the run for 15 years.
According to Fox, Daniel Clement Chafe, 55, faked his own death in a fishing accident. Chafe was trying to avoid going on trial for child sex-abuse charges. Chafe was facing charges of rape and sex abuses of girls ages 14 to 16.
Police say that Chafe was arrested on Wednesday in Bozeman, Montana. He has been living there under a different identity.
According to Bozeman Daily Chronicle, police in Oregon have been working with the FBI ever since Chafe skipped trial in 1998. The FBI said that Chafe was accused of trying to recruit girls and start a "Cobalt Clan." Police said that Chafe's goal was to produce kids with the girls, and he could rule over them all.
According to Huffington Post, police said that at first the case was centered around two victims, but they eventually found others who Chafe allegedly violated.
Before Chafe arrived in Montana, he worked for an internet provider and he was married. He will now be sent back to Oregon, where he will face charges.
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