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U.S. sex fugitive arrested in Montreal

Feb. 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Canadian border officials in Montreal said they arrested an Arizona fugitive convicted of having sex with minors more than 10 years ago.

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Canada Border Services Agency arrested 44-year-old Steven Dyer Tuesday night as he got off a plane returning from Venezuela, The (Montreal) Gazette reported. He was traveling under an undisclosed false name, the CBSA said.

Dyer was living in Scottsdale, Ariz., when he was arrested and then convicted in 2002 of 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of public sexual indecency with a minor present. He worked as a youth sports coach and volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America but skipped out on bond before sentencing, the report said. He faces a minimum of 169 years in prison for the convictions.

The Royal Canadian Mounted police in British Columbia were also investigating reports Dyer assumed the name of a Canadian and purchased at least two houses in the Vancouver area after moving there in 2004.

Veronique Lalime, a CBSA spokeswoman in Montreal, told the Gazette the issue of extraditing Dyer back to Arizona hadn't been discussed yet.

"First, he'll definitely have to face Canadian laws," she said.

Dyer has been featured on the "America's Most Wanted" television show several times since he went missing.

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