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Monday, July 14, 2014

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American’s Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested at LAX NR14264nv

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 45-year-old Kenneth Dustin Grant, on an outstanding felony warrant from Georgia.  Grant is wanted by Forsyth County Georgia authorities for a series of sexual crimes against a minor.  

On September 20, 2010, the Forsyth County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Grant after he failed to appear in court for trial.  Grant is facing up to 23 felony counts, including aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation, and sexual exploitation of children.  In an effort to avoid prosecution Grant cut off this electronic ankle monitor and fled the state.

Based on a variety of tips, the United States Marshals developed information that Grant had escaped to Mexico.  The Task Force began working with the Mexican authorities to locate Grant. On July 10, 2014, the Mexican authorities along with the U.S. Marshals assistance took Grant into custody in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Grant was expelled from Mexico for being illegal and deported back to the United States.  Grant was accompanied by Mexican immigration and U.S. Marshals personnel. Upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Grant was detained by U.S. Customs, Border Protection personal and LAPD officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.  

On July 11, 2014, Grant was booked at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center for a   no-bail fugitive felony warrant.  Grant is currently at the Los  Angeles County jail waiting to be extradited back to Georgia, where he will face sexual assault charges.
 
The LAPD accepts tips on crime.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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