The U.S. State Department says that Jared Yaffe was caught Monday by Brazilian federal police and brought back to the United States on Tuesday. He was processed in Atlanta and was expected to arrive in California later Tuesday.
Yaffe is wanted in San Diego on 17 counts of child sexual assault and kidnapping. The 30-year-old faces 100 years to life if convicted of all counts.
Authorities say Yaffe ran a child pornography ring by contracting with baby sitters to bring him children he eventually molested.
Yaffe was profiled on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" last month. He was believed to be in Romania before he was found in Brazil.
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