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Father who fled Arkansas with children arrested in Sacramento

Aaron Young.
Aaron Young. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man accused of kidnapping his two children in Arkansas last week has been arrested in Sacramento.

Aaron Young, 24, of Osceola, Ark., was taken into custody shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday by the Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team. He was arrested on a felony warrant out of Arkansas for kidnapping, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Sheriff’s officials said Young fled Arkansas on Thursday with his two children, 6-year-old twins. Young does not have legal custody of the children.

Members of the enforcement team tracked Young to a residence off of Creek Edge Way in south Sacramento, where he was taken into custody without incident. Sheriff’s officials said the two children were found safe and were taken into protective custody.

Young was to be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Tuesday evening and will be held without bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, sheriff’s officials said.

The Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team is a multi-agency task force led by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Team members are assigned to supervise, monitor and arrest registered sex offenders who have not registered as required, or who are in violation of their probation status.

The task force also assists in child abduction cases that cross state lines. The team includes members of the Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Police Department, United States Marshal Service and the Sacramento County Probation Department.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy