Man Wanted in Georgia for Allegedly Molesting Children Is in LAPD Custody

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File photo of an LAPD patrol car. (Credit: Chris Yarzab/flickr via Creative Commons)

A 45-year-old man who fled the country and was wanted on multiple felony counts of alleged child molestation in Georgia was recently detained by Mexican officials and extradited to Los Angeles, the LAPD stated Saturday.

A Georgia courthouse issued an arrest warrant for Kenneth Dustin Grant on Sept. 20, 2010, after he failed to appear for trial, allegedly cut off his electronic ankle monitor and fled the state, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

Grant faced up to 23 felony counts, including aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and sexual exploitation of children.

Mexican authorities and U.S. marshals took Grant into custody on Thursday after locating him in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Grant was deported and sent to the Los Angeles International Airport. He was then apprehended and booked on a felony warrant Friday at the L.A. Metropolitan Detention Center.

He was being held without bail.

Grant was expected to be extradited to Georgia on an undisclosed date to face the sexual assault charges.

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