Sliwinski. MTN News Photo
Sliwinski. MTN News Photo
Sliwinski. MTN News Photo

(MTN News-HELENA)  The convicted polygamist and sex offender is back in court after being on the run from authorities for more than a decade.

Thomas Sliwinski made his first court appearance in Lewis & Clark County District Court on Wednesday, January 20th after evading authorities for nearly 12 years.

Authorities captured the fugitive in Mexico last November.  Sliwinski was convicted in 2004 of Criminal Endangerment after marrying his 14 year old step-daughter and fathering 6 children with her.

That charge was reduced from Sexual Intercourse Without Consent in a plea agreement.

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According to court documents, Sliwinski also had another child with the victim’s sister.

He is due back in court on February 4th on a Petition to Revoke his 10 year suspended sentence.  Sliwinski is behing held at the Lewis & Clark County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.

Reporters: Matt Witkos & Alana Cunningham