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Accused sexual predator skipped a court hearing in 2000 and hid for decades. Police just arrested him in Mexico.

Source: MEGA; FBI

Jan. 13 2022, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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A man accused of sex with a 14-year-old skipped a court hearing in 2000 and seemingly vanished.

Now, police say they have found and arrested him.

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On Jan. 12, police arrested Curtis Lee Brovold in Cancun, Mexico, according to a statement from Moorhead police in Minnesota and the FBI. Boulevard was wanted for more than 20 years by the FBI.

He is accused of sexual activities with a 14-year-old Minnesota girl he met online in 2000, according to police. Brovold spoke to the victim for about six months in early 2000. He then flew to Minnesota, where he met the victim and had sex.

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But he fled the state after failing to show up for a court hearing in September 2000.

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Recently, Moorhead police and FBI agent learned that Brovold, a former computer technician, was living in Cancun, according to police. Investigators worked with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and arrested Brovold without incident on Jan. 12.

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“We are pleased that justice was not denied for the victim in this case simply from Brovold’s fleeing out of the U.S.,” Moorhead police Chief Shannon Monroe said in announcing the arrest. “We are thankful for the assistance of the FBI and foreign law enforcement partners who made this arrest possible.”

Brovold will be flown back to the U.S. and where it’s expected he will be transferred to local police, authorities said.


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