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6 years on the run ends for Canadian facing sex crimes against child in Arizona

DELTA, B.C. — Friday the 13th of November was a lucky day for police in Delta, B.C., as they resolved a six-year-old case and helped remove a convicted sex offender from Canada.

George Wilcox was taken from a Metro Vancouver jail cell he had occupied since his arrest in Delta in 2012, and handed over to United States authorities to face sentencing for abusing his brain-injured, quadriplegic stepson.

Fifty-seven-year-old Wilcox has been on the run since 2009 when he failed to appear at his Arizona trial and was convicted in absentia of two counts of sexual interference.

That same year, Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord says the department learned Wilcox, a Canadian citizen, might have fled to that municipality south of Vancouver.

He was behind bars for three years while extradition proceedings were underway.

In addition to sentencing on the Arizona convictions, Wilcox faces two further counts of sexual conduct with a minor and, under Arizona law, could face up to 27 years in prison.

The Canadian Press

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