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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/26/2010

Fugitive Va. coach arrested in Poland

By Washington Post editors

A former Fairfax County youth baseball coach who fled the country after his arrest for sexually molesting a 12-year-old boy was captured Wednesday in Poland, Fairfax police said.

John E. Hamilton, 39, of Centreville was scheduled to plead guilty in October to aggravated sexual battery and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under his supervision. But he did not appear in court.

He is a former coach in the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association.

Police said he was arrested by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic. American authorities are trying to extradite him to the United States.

This post has been updated.

-- Tom Jackman

By Washington Post editors  | August 26, 2010; 12:33 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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you can run, but you can't hide.
I guess now that tourist season is over, it's a lot easier to find these criminals hiding out overseas.

Congrats to the Polish border patrol for their vigilance.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 26, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Its about time!

Posted by: tell-it-like-it-is | August 26, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 26, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

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