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Suspected sex abuser from NY arrested in Austin

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U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Austin Tueday who was wanted for sexually abusing a girl in Binghamton, New York.

According to the arrest warrant, 46-year-old Leslie Lloyd's victim was less than nine years old. Police say the alleged abuse took place between August of 2009 and August of 2011. Just as police filed the charge, officers say Lloyd fled.

U.S. Marshals out of New York called in a tip to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force here in Austin concerning Lloyd's possible whereabouts.

On Tuesday morning, marshals found Lloyd's vehicle at the IMT Wells Branch Apartments in the 2800 block of Wells Branch Parkway. He walked out of his apartment at 8 a.m. and was arrested in the parking lot. The address is a block away from Wells Branch Elementary.

Marshals believe Lloyd has been in Austin for a year. Investigators want anybody who has reason to suspect Lloyd was involved in any criminal behavior in Austin to notify them.

"In the back of our mind there's always the possibility simply based upon present conduct he was wanted for," U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez said. "We hope that hasn't happened and we certainly want to encourage the public that if they see a picture of this individual and therein lies the possibility that there's an outcry that they certainly call the Austin Police Department."

Lloyd remains in the Travis County Jail. He will be taken back to New York to face his charge.

Lloyd is believed to have spent some time at a residence in the 9400 block of Hansford Drive off Rundberg Lane and I-35 in Northeast Austin.

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