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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Fairfax sex fugitive extradited from Poland

By Tom Jackman
Tom Jackman

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.
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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.

By Tom Jackman  | January 21, 2011; 12:40 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Time to go and be someone "little boy"....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | January 21, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

in prison.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | January 21, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I remember the story on AMW over a year ago. The shocking part was seeing how much he changed physically, he looks at least 50-75 lbs. lighter. I wonder if that was part of his cover. I also wonder if the mother will face any charges since she helped him escape.

Posted by: lulu202 | January 21, 2011 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"A boy who played for him in 1997 came forward in 2009 to say he'd been sexually assaulted years earlier..."


I certainly don't know the details of this case, but I find something highly suspect about a 24 year old adult who waited 12 years before making the molestation allegation. I'm guessing there are two sides to this story.

OK, so a 24 year old adult makes allegations about molestation that happened when he was 12 years old ... and the accused is going to plead guilty when it is very very unlikely that there was any evidence against him?

I'm guessing the defendant had been unlawfully pressured by the Fairfax police and prosecutor into planning to plead guilty.

Fairfax law enforcement is notoriously corrupt. Not that it justifies the defendant unlawfully fleeing to Europe, but there is something about this story that doesn't quite make sense.

Posted by: SCOTTSCHMIDTT | January 21, 2011 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Apparently not knowing much of anything about this case didn't stop you from commenting - one of his victims came forward 12 years later because he ran into him at a grocery store. The guy had another kid with him and decided to pursue the charges because he feared for the safety of that other kid. In the meanwhile, another former player came forward to detail his abuse years ago as well, adding to the case and making it much more stronger with that corroboration.

NOW does it make sense? I guess if you JUST NOW started to pay attention it might not seem to add up, but this has been going on a while. It was even on America's Most Wanted.

But don't let that stop you from blathering on about corruption and such. The guy hasn't even pled guilty yet. You really should shut your piehole until you figure out what you are talking about.

Posted by: BriBonano | January 24, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

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