Portland NBC affiliate KGW reports in May of 1997, then 24-year-old Eric Francisco DeCleve was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl.
After he posted bail from Lincoln County Jail, DeCleve fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution.
An investigation determined DeCleve was working as a surfing instructor in Cancun, Mexico.
KGW reports that DeCleve was captured and flown back to the U.S. on June 10th.
Read KGW’s full report HERE.