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Fugitive accused of sexually assaulting Elmwood Park girls caught in Pennsylvania

Photo Credit: Courtesy Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A man accused of sexually abusing two girls in Elmwood Park — one 9, the other 7 — was arrested in Pennsylvania by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit and Elmwood Park police following a week-long manhunt.

John Armfield, 26, who used to live in Elmwood Park, fled New Jersey “after being confronted about the sexual assault allegations [two weeks ago] by family members of the victims,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said today.

Detectives from Molinelli’s office and Elmwood Park police arrested Armfield at a relative’s home Sunday night with help from Allentown police, Molinelli said.

He was being detained the Lehigh County Prison in Allentown — the town where he was arrested — pending extradition proceedings.

Armfield, who is single and unemployed, is charged with two counts each of aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment, which should bring a bail in the hundreds of thousands when it’s set.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

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