Fugitive Tucson sex offender nabbed on Mexican Riviera

2013-09-20T12:07:00Z 2013-09-20T13:10:23Z Fugitive Tucson sex offender nabbed on Mexican RivieraKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 20, 2013 12:07 pm  • 

A Tucson sex offender who went on the run in May was captured Thursday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Dennis Marklin Foster, 66, whose last known address was on Tucson’s west side, fled earlier this year after being charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The case stemmed from a Tucson Police Department search warrant served on Foster’s home. During the search investigators found child pornography on Foster’s computer, Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel Leyva said in a news release.

After his arrest in December, Foster was released to Pima County Pre-trial Services. In April, the U.S. Marshals Service learned Foster had fled and an arrest warrant was issued, Leyva said.

Investigators discovered Foster had fled the United States to Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico. He was picked up Thursday by Mexican officials and turned over to Mexican Immigration. He was deported through Los Angeles, where he was arrested by U.S. Marshals. Foster is jailed in California, awaiting extradition to Tucson.

Charges may be filed against those who attempted to hinder the Marshals investigation and provide false information, Leyva said.

In 1985, Foster was sentenced to prison for sexual contact with a minor in another incident.

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