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ICE aids with arrest of fugitive Texas child predator found in Hawaii

HONOLULU — A 42-year-old man, wanted in Texas for indecency and sexual contact with a child, was located and arrested Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.

Adrian Gamble, of Galveston, Tex., was found Thursday morning at a location on Komohana street in Kapolei. In September 2008, Gamble was charged with engaging in sexual contact with a child younger than 17. At the time, the child was actually under 9 and in Gamble's care.

A grand jury arrest warrant was issued by the Galveston County District Attorney's office in March 2011, but Gamble had already fled Texas. In December 2013, the U.S. Marshals tracked him to Honolulu. After conducting surveillance and following up on leads, Gamble was arrested by Fugitive Task Force members Thursday. He was booked into custody by the Honolulu Police Department pending a court appearance and extradition back to Texas.