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Federal officials and the Billings Police Department arrested on Thursday night a man suspected of more than 20 sex offenses.

Rod Ostermiller, Montana's chief deputy U.S. Marshal, said authorities arrested James Hubert Hopkins, 44, on a Yellowstone County warrant accusing him of four counts of sexual intercourse without consent and 18 counts of sexual abuse against children.

As of Friday morning, he remained at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a $250,000 bond.

The U.S. Marshals Montana Violent Offender Task Force received the warrant for Hopkins' arrest earlier on Thursday and received information that he was living in the Shepherd area, Ostermiller said.

Task force members watched him drive away from that home and, with the Billings Police Department, stopped the vehicle in Billings and took Hopkins into custody without incident at about 6 p.m.

It wasn't immediately clear when Hopkins will make his initial court appearance.

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