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Suspected Child Molester Back In Sacramento After Fleeing To Philippines

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Scott David Shrum (credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Scott David Shrum (credit: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man wanted for sexual crimes in Sacramento County is back in the United States after fleeing to the Philippines earlier this year.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives along with federal authorities escorted 46-year-old Scott David Shrum back to Sacramento County from the Philippines earlier this week.

Deputies first began investigating Shrum back in January 2010 after getting a report that he had a sexual relationship with a child who lived in his home for several years. After an arrest warrant was issued, Shrum turned himself in to authorities in August 2010. He was released after posting bail.

The case progressed through the courts until January of this year when Shrum failed to show up for a mandatory court appearance. In February, detectives along with the FBI discovered Shrum was in the Philippines and an arrest warrant was issued.

Shrum was finally taken into custody by Philippine officials on Oct. 16. He arrived back in the Sacramento County Main Jail on Tuesday.

He is being held without bail for charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a child. He is expected in court later this week.

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