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US Marshals nab sex offender accused of abducting teenage girl

Christopher Fitzpatrick and Lily Christopherson

(Bonney Lake Police)

U. S. Marshals in Washington state have arrested a registered sex offender suspected of abducting a 15-year-old girl who is still missing.

Christopher Fitzpatrick, 39, was held Saturday in Lakewood with the help of an anonymous tipster, Deputy U. S. Marshal, Beatrice Pharr said.

“It is alleged that Fitzpatrick abduction of a 15-year-old, youthful, Lileana Christopherson, on May 9,” Pharr said. “At the time of the arrest, Lileana was not with Fitzpatrick.”

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She said delegates were continue to actively pursue leads in trying to find the girl.

Fitzpatrick is charged with violating the probation, and not to register as a sex offender.

Q13 Fox reported Monday that additional charges may be filed as detectives continue to investigate.

Bonney Lake Police issued a press release Sunday saying that Lileana was spotted in Tacoma in the last few days.

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On the day that she disappeared, Lileana took a bus from Bonney Lake to Federal Way, where she met Fitzpatrick, the Tacoma News Tribune reported Sunday.

Fitzpatrick was convicted on charges of assault and felony stalking after being accused of repeatedly raping his then-wife in 2003, according to the paper.

When he was arrested at a Fife motel, he had sex with a 16-year-old girl tied to the bedposts, the paper reported, citing charging documents.

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