INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man.

26-year-old Austin R. Sternberg is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said that Sternberg has a Jackson County Felony Warrant for Child Molestation of a child less than 12 years of age and Attempt Child Molestation of a child less than 12 years of age.

He has been reported to be in possession of weapons in the past and involved in several assaults, authorities said.

Later Wednesday, police said that Sternberg has been taken into custody. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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