A Santa Rosa chiropractor who fled the country nearly two years ago after being convicted of groping eight of his female patients has been captured in Mexico.
KPIX-TV reports Daryoush Bunyad was arrested by U.S. marshals on Thursday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He has been returned to California.
Bunyad fled in March 2017 to avoid facing sentencing on multiple charges including felony sexual battery.
Prosecutors said while working as a chiropractor in Sonoma County, California Bunyad grabbed his patients’ private parts under the guise of providing “whole body” treatment. Many of his victims testified at his trial.
Officials say a tipster emailed detectives photos of Bunyad in Mexico, which led to the arrest.
Man on Santa Rosa Police Department’s Most Wanted captured in Mexico. Detectives take another name off the SRPD Most Wanted list with the arrest of a Most Wanted fugitive – Darius Bunyad – who was on the run for nearly two years. https://t.co/vSzLBF1ju8 #Captured #MostWanted pic.twitter.com/ckJ9Z7Azdh
— Santa Rosa Police (@SantaRosaPolice) January 25, 2019