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Accused Florida sex offender found hiding in Cleveland home

Christian Prince was arrested at the scene and is currently awaiting extradition back to the Fort Myers area.
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CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man in Cleveland who is wanted for alleged sexual offenses outside the state.

Officials say 21-year-old Christian Prince is accused of lewd or lascivious battery against a 15-year-old girl in Lee County, Florida. He later fled to Ohio, where authorities traced his whereabouts to a home on the 6900 clock of Denison Avenue.

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Prince was found hiding in the attic rafters underneath some blankets, according to law enforcement. He was taken into custody without incident.

"Yet again a fugitive from south Florida thinks he can find a hiding spot here in Cleveland, Ohio and yet again members of our task force locate and arrest him within hours," Marshal Pete Elliot said in a statement. "Ohio will not be a haven for those on the run."

Prince is currently being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail as he awaits extradition back to Lee County.