Crime

Steven Dyer, Scottsdale Child Molester, Going to Prison After 10-Year Vacation to Canada

In 2002, Scottsdale resident Steven Dyer was to face charges of molesting two boys. He said no thanks and went to Canada instead.

While he was gone, a court convicted him on a dozen counts of sexual conduct with a minor, which didn't mean much until he was caught in Canada in February.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, investigators discovered Dyer had assumed the identity of a Canadian citizen and was living in Vancouver.

He was on a vacation from his vacation at the time, so Canadian authorities had to wait for his plane ride coming from Venezuela back to Canada, and arrested him upon his arrival at a Montreal airport.

Dyer was one of the Scottsdale Police Department's "most wanted" fugitives, after bailing on the charges that he'd molested two boys from 1999 to 2001.

Dyer's bond was initially set at $2.5 million after his initial arrest, but was lowered to $100,000 -- which he took advantage of, and took off.

Today, Commissioner Patricia Starr sentenced Dyer to 240 years in prison for 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of public sexual indecency.

His minimum sentence was 169 years, but he apparently deserved a few extra.

According to an America's Most Wanted profile on Dyer, he had rejected a plea agreement that would've put him in prison for 25 to 50 years.

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Matthew Hendley
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