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A convicted child molester on the run from the law for almost 20 years was found working at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart under an assumed name.

CBS Pittsburgh reported that police found Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, through the use of facial recognition and fingerprint software and he had been working at the Wal-Mart in Muskogee for around 12 years. Pennsylvania marshals contacted the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in Oklahoma and said they believed Cozart was here and was using the assumed name David Stone.

“They got the information that he could possibly be here and the alias he could possibly be using, along with a picture, and one of our officers said, ‘Hey, I know that guy. He works at Wal-Mart,’” Officer Lincoln Anderson said.

Cozart was convicted in February 1996 and disappeared while he was out on bail, awaiting sentencing, in April 1996.

Cozart faces at least 15 years for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with three children, CBS Pittsburgh reported, and might also face charges for eluding authorities.

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