...but you can not hide. The Dominican Republic attracts all kinds of people. Just remember the long arm of the law does reach throughout the caribbean. I'm sure many readers know of another American who was apprehended and shipped back to the States.
US Marshals have arrested accused child molester Joseph Christian Fontana in the DR. Fontana had been on the run from US officials since 2006 when an arrest warrant was issued. Fontana fled Santa Rosa County in California after police began investigating alleged sexual misconduct with minors. He was profiled on the television series "America's Most Wanted" in 2009 and the show was also aired in the DR because he was suspected of being in the country.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office submitted the case to the US Marshals' Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and requested their assistance in tracking down and apprehending Fontana. The information was passed on to the US Marshals' Foreign Field Office in Santo Domingo, in an attempt to locate and apprehend Fontana. With the assistance of law enforcement in the Dominican Republic, they took Fontana, who had been living in the north coast town of Cabrera, into custody. Listin Diario quoted local resident Antonia Eusebio as saying that Fontana was often seen riding around with children on his motorcycle and that he was known for bathing naked at a local beach.