PHOENIX — U.S. Marshals have arrested an Arizona man who fled the state after being accused of a number of counts of sexual abuse in opposition to minors.
On Friday, U.S. Marshals arrested 56-year-old Gordon Golding in Lake Tahoe, California. He was initially charged with 43 counts, consisting of a number of offenses of sexual conduct with a minor, voyeurism, and sexual abuse of a minor earlier than failing to seem for sentencing leading to a warrant being issued for his arrest.
Golding used his place as a kickboxing teacher to lure teenage ladies and commit a number of sexual acts with them.
In line with court docket data, Golding went to his victims’ colleges and supplied them with vape pens and marijuana. He would then invite them to his house the place the abuse occurred.
After a search of his residence, police discovered not less than 10 video recordsdata containing sexual acts between him and his minor victims, officers stated.
In September, Golding was ordered to seem for his sentencing, the place he was going through 20+ years, when he reduce his ankle monitor and fled in an try to evade justice, in line with U.S. Marshals.
Previous to September, Golding was launched from custody on a $7,500 money bond as a result of he agreed to put on an ankle monitor, didn’t have a passport and he self surrendered to police the second time he was arrested.
The Maricopa County Grownup Probation Workplace’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit labored with the Marshals Service in Arizona to find and arrest Golding.
They developed data that led them to imagine Golding was in Lake Tahoe, the place he used an altered Arizona ID card to cover his identification.
On Friday, authorities traveled to an handle the place they believed Golding was dwelling and performed surveillance. It was then, Golding was recognized driving a motorcycle to the residence and was safely taken into custody.
He’s at present being held on the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe and awaiting extradition again to Maricopa County to face his sentence.
“The arrest of this dangerous sex offender was made possible by outstanding investigative work by Phoenix Police Detectives in collaboration with U.S. Marshal fugitive task forces in Arizona and Nevada”, stated United States Marshal David Gonzales.
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