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Louisiana sex offender fugitive caught in Boulder County with 16-year-old runaway

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 16:22:45-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A wanted sex offender out of Louisiana was found with a 16-year-old runaway Thursday off the Peak to Peak Highway in Boulder County.

Stephen Broussard, 36, was wanted out of Louisiana on two felony warrants for failing to register as a sex offender and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

The FBI, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies from Colorado and Louisiana had been involved in the search for Broussard, whom agents believed had fled to Boulder County.

By using cellular tracking data, the FBI was able to pinpoint his general location.

Authorities found Broussard and the 16-year-old female runaway, who has not been identified, at a campsite off County Road 116, just off the Peak to Peak Highway in an unincorporated part of the county.

The teenaged girl was put into Boulder County Housing and Human Services, and Broussard was arrested on his outstanding warrants.

The sheriff’s office says that Broussard is expected to be extradited back to Louisiana to face charges.