Convicted Sex Offender Found Hiding in Homemade Fort

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods.

KDKA-TV reports U.S. marshals helped local police and the sheriff’s office in Brook County, West Virginia, track down 64-year-old David David on Tuesday.

Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson says the tiny wooden enclosure was “elaborate.” Among other things, it included a heater, electricity, a police scanner and knives.

David was found in Hanover Township, Washington County, in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. West Virginia authorities have been looking for him since he was accused two weeks ago of molesting a co-worker’s girl.

David is a convicted sex offender who also was wanted for not registering under Megan’s Law for a 1999 molestation case.

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