MIAMI -- Police have arrested a man in Brazil sought for sexual assault charges in South Florida, including sexual exploitation of a minor, sex performance with a minor and sexual assault of a minor.
Brazilian Federal Police arrested Kenneth Andrew Craig, 42, earlier this week in Rio de Janeiro, according to U.S. Marshals Service.
Craig was also sought for an outstanding arrest warrant from 2008 for fleeing the U.S. to avoid prosecution.
“Kenneth Craig represents the worst kind of predator -- someone who commits criminal acts against innocent children,” said Geoff Shank, assistant director of the Investigative Operations Division of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Florida authorities originally arrested Craig in 1998 in Broward County for three counts of indecent assault on a child under 16 years of age, two counts of lewd act in the presence of a child under 16 and one count of promoting sexual performance of a child under 16.
After he posted bond in 1999, he immediately fled the country, according to investigators.
In 2010, Craig was placed on G8 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List.
The program aims to apprehend wanted child sex offenders from across G8 countries.
On June 18, Craig’s case was aired on “America’s Most Wanted” and on Brazil’s Globo Television program “Fantastico” on Sunday.
“Given his history of unlawful behavior, and the threat he may re-offend, we are pleased he is now safely in custody,” Shank said.