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Police: Ore. fugitive lived in Mont. for years

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 27 2014 02:10:01 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 28 2014 10:50:39 AM MST
Daniel Chafe
THREE FORKS, Mont. -

Nearly every day for six years, Zac Taylor ate at the Three Forks Cafe.
    
Waitresses say he even had his own bottle of hazelnut syrup for his coffee with the name Zac on it.
    
But what people didn't know was that "Zac Taylor," the computer repairman who lived north of Three Forks, was actually 55-year-old Daniel Chafe, a fugitive who failed to show up for his September 1998 trial on charges of rape, sexual abuse and sodomy in Roseburg, Ore.
    
The FBI alleges Chafe recruited girls to form what he called the "Cobalt Clan." Authorities say his goal was to have a large number of children over whom he could rule.
    
Chafe was arrested near Bozeman on Jan. 15 and awaits extradition back to Oregon.