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Cops: ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive James Wade Barclay Nabbed After 25 Years On Lam

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James Wade Barclay pleaded guilty to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl but never showed up for sentencing. (credit: New Jersey State Police)

James Wade Barclay pleaded guilty to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl but never showed up for sentencing. (credit: New Jersey State Police)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey State Police say they’ve arrested a man on the state’s “most wanted” list who has been on the run for more than two decades.

The agency’s fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.

Barclay has been at large since his 1989 arrest in Cinnaminson Township on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old.

Barclay pleaded guilty to the charges but failed to appear for sentencing in September 1991, according to police.

Police learned in recent weeks that Barclay had allegedly been using the alias James C. Toryone and been working as a tractor-trailer driver.

He’s been held in a Somerset County jail on $5 million bail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

It’s not clear if Barclay has an attorney.

“This arrest demonstrates our unwavering commitment to capture wanted fugitives,” said Col. Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

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