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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 17, 2012 SDUSM Mike Powell,
Southern District of Iowa
(515) 284-6240 (desk)
U.S. MARSHALS JOIN IN SEARCH, OFFER REWARD,
FOR ACCUSED SEX OFFENDER
 
DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Marshals have joined the Des Moines Police Department in the search for accused sex offender James Julius Beaudrie, 37. Beaudrie is charged with 8 counts of third-degree sexual abuse. The allegations against Beaudrie include the sexual victimization of a child under the age of 16.

Beaudrie is a white male, 6’02” tall, and weighs approximately 400 pounds. He has brown eyes and dark brown or black hair. Beaudrie is believed to have ties to Minnesota, as well as the Iowa City, and Des Moines, Iowa areas.

Beaudrie has an interest in “Magic: The Gathering” and “Yu-Gi-Oh” trading and game cards. Beaudrie may be traveling the country and attending conventions and trade shows where these types of cards are bought and sold.

On April 13, 2012, U.S. Marshals and the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department recovered Beaudrie’s abandoned vehicle at a Greyhound Bus Station in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City was also the site of a “Magic: The Gathering” convention on March 31 – April 1, 2012.

U.S. Marshals are offering up to a $3500 reward for information leading to James Julius Beaudrie’s arrest. Anyone with information on Beaudrie’s whereabouts is asked to call U.S. Marshals in Des Moines at 515-284-6240; U.S. Marshals Headquarters at 1-877-WANTED2 (926-8332); the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4832, Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400, or local law enforcement. Callers may remain anonymous.

U.S. Marshals frequently provide assistance and expertise to other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in support of a wide range of investigations.

Further information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.