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BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - He ran for 13 years, but 'America's Most Wanted' finally caught up with him.

Kenneth Craig is accused of molesting Boca Raton teenagers in 1998, and now the Federal Marshals have him.

It could be the last capture the 'America's Most Wanted' trails along for, because the show has been canceled.

One of Craig's alleged victims from Boca Raton says Craig bought pagers for boys he used to abuse, so he could summon them when he wanted to molest them.

Thirteen years later, 'America's Most Wanted' said he was working as an English tutor for young people in Brazil when one of them spotted him on TV and turned him in.

A few months ago, alleged victim Robert Daly described the fear to 'America's Most Wanted'. "He was very scary. He didn't want anybody else to come. He just wanted my friend to take me to the hotel," says Daly.

Until Tuesday, Kenneth Craig was on the US Marshals' top 10 list of most wanted child molesters . But, sources say, several tips were generated by Saturday's final airing of 'America's Most Wanted'. AMW says he surrendered at the airport in Rio to federal marshals.

"It's bittersweet. It's the final capture for a show that shouldn't be taken off the air," said Gary Karp, a Crimestoppers volunteer in Broward County. "This is such a catalyst between law enforcement, the media, and victims. This is really their only voice."

Karp says he's heard rumblings that a repackaged version of the show could be constructed by another production house. He fears it's the only that alleged victims like Daly will see justice served.

But there may be another sad twist. It turns out that Daly himself is a fugitive.

A drug and alcohol rehab center tells us that Daly was admitted after he was released from jail for a parole violation.

They say that after about six months, Daly ripped off his ankle tracking device and is now running from the police himself.

It is unclear when his alleged attacker will be brought back to the United States.

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