ISP: Accused child molester caught after evading US marshals for 7 years

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. - Investigators said they’ve caught a man who has been evading child molesting charges out of a northern-Indiana county for nearly 1/4 of his life.

Indiana State Police (ISP) said the U.S. Marshal Service got in touch with ISP-Fort Wayne just after midnight Saturday, asking for help in arresting Terry Wayne Waugh, Jr., 30.

Marshals said Waugh was wanted for the last seven years in St. Joseph County on several counts of child molestation, and he was recently spotted at a motel in the 3800 block of North State Road 127 near Pokagon State Park in Steuben County.

ISP troopers, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the Angola Police Department teamed up and ISP said at roughly 2 a.m. Saturday, they found Waugh hiding in the bathroom of one of the rooms in the motel where he was spotted.

ISP said Waugh gave himself up peacefully and was arrested. He was taken to the Steuben County Jail and is awaiting transport back to St. Joseph County for trial proceedings.

Investigators said Waugh has been charged with four counts of child molesting: one Class A count, one Class B count and two Class C counts.

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