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Utah sex offender nabbed on Kauai

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Michael Gary Nielsen Michael Gary Nielsen
KAPAA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Authorities have tracked down a convicted Utah sex offender on the island of Kauai.

Members of U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 51-year-old Michael Gary Nielsen Friday morning.

Nielsen is a convicted sex offender who fled Utah and was located by task force officers at a residence on Haleilio Road in Kapaa. He was allegedly living under the alias Russell Pearson.

On September 6, 2002, Nielsen was arrested and later convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in the first degree. The female victim was an 8-year-old family member at the time of the alleged incident.

Nielsen was taken to Kauai Police Station for booking pending court appearance and extradition to Utah.

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