BISMARCK - An Arkansas man who's been wanted on sex trafficking charges for about a year is now behind bars after police found him in Bismarck.

Twenty-six-year-old Cory Oxford is facing charges of rape and transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct.

Authorites in Franklin County, Arkansas put out a warrant for his arrest back in July of 2016.

About two weeks ago, U.S. Marshals got a tip pointing them to Bismarck. They found Oxford in an apartment, where he'd been living with a woman for several months. Marshals say this woman did not know about or have any connection to Oxford's past crimes. For this reason, her name is not being released.

They say Oxford was taken without incident and is in the Burleigh County Jail.

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The High Plains Fugitive Task Force, Fargo Police, Cass County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Border Patrol and Metro Area Narcotics all assisted in the case.