CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Virginia man wanted on multiple counts of sexual related crimes against a child has been located in Grafton.

Joseph Clinton Paige Sr., of Reva, VA was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday by the US Marshals Service, with assistance from the Grafton Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Department. Paige was wanted by the Madison County, VA Sheriff’s Office for on multiple charges relating to sexual assault of a minor in June 2018.

Paige is alleged to have sexually assaulted a minor family member in his care from June 27 through June 29, 2018. He is charged with sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child in his care, and object sexual penetration. Warrants for his arrest were issued in Madison County on July 10.

Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers assigned to the US Marshals Service Capital area Regional Fugitive Task Force began searching for Paige on August 14. The information developed in VA led the investigators to believe Paige had fled the area and was residing with family members in WV.

On Aug. 21, a lead was sent to Deputy Marshals in Clarksburg, who were able to identify possible locations where the fugitive may be hiding. Earlier today, a vehicle related to the fugitive was spotted near a home on Ross St, belonging to a family member. Law Enforcement Officers arrested Paige at the residence without incident.

Paige will be charged as a fugitive from justice in Taylor County, and will have extradition hearings before returning to VA. He will be lodged at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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