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West Lafayette Man Wanted for Child Molesting Arrested in Alabama

Aaron Jenkins was wanted in Tippecanoe Co. on child molestation, attempted child exploitation charges.

EVA, Ala. -- Child molestation is why Aaron Jenkins was wanted in Indiana, but pot possession is why police in Alabama picked him up.

Tippecanoe Co. prosecutors say Jenkins, 34, tried to have sex with -- and take nude photos of -- a girl under the age of 14 in July 2016. 

Since then, he somehow made it to Alabama, where he was arrested Tuesday for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jenkins will be extradited to Indiana to face child molestation and child exploitation charges.

(Photo by the Morgan County, Ala. Sheriff's Department.)

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