Sex crime fugitive from Manatee captured in Glades County

November 4, 2013 

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit on Monday captured a Manatee County man who has been on the run since May to avoid being arrested on charges he molested a child.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Robert Hahn, 42, whose last known address was in Cortez, six months ago after the victim reported that Hahn repeatedly molested her when she was between 9 and 11 years old, according to a sheriff's office news release.

"The victim had submitted a paper to her school in Indiana about having the courage to push Hahn away when he came into her room at night and touched her," the report states. "Indiana officials interviewed her and forwarded the information to Sarasota County Sheriff’s detectives, since the crime occurred when the victim lived here."

Hahn fled when detectives contacted him in May, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies working with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located Hahn in Okeechobee Monday mornig and took him into custody.

He is charged with lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 12 and is currently being held in the Sarasota County Jail without bond.

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