Fairfax sex fugitive extradited from Poland
A Fairfax County man who fled the country in 2009, shortly before he was scheduled to plead guilty to molesting a 12-year-old boy, has been extradited back to Fairfax after his capture in Poland last August.
John E. Hamilton, 39, lived in Centreville but was a longtime baseball coach in the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association in the Mount Vernon area. A boy who played for him in 1997 came forward in 2009 to say he'd been sexually assaulted years earlier, and Hamilton was arrested. He was scheduled to plead guilty to five felony sex crimes in October 2009 but failed to appear in court.
The U.S. Marshals Service said that Hamilton had been moving among Denmark, the Czech Republic and Germany. Last August, when he tried to enter Poland on a bus from the Czech Republic, Polish authorities noticed him acting suspiciously, confirmed his identity and arrested him, marshals said.
Hamilton was returned to Fairfax Thursday, and he will be arraigned in Fairfax Circuit Court Monday morning, Fairfax Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Ian M. Rodway said.
He is now being held in the Fairfax jail without bond.
Fox 5 News first reported Hamilton's return, and has video of him being walked from Fairfax police headquarters to the county jail.
| January 21, 2011; 12:40 PM ET
Categories: Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman, Updates
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