July 23, 2008

Sex Assault Suspect Returned to Colorado

By Bill Scanlon

A Denver man accused of sexually assaulting girls he had met on the Internet has been arrested. He had fled to Canada but was tracked down by an international team.Matthew Clinton Bynum was deported from Canada on Monday, after having arrived there illegally in October.Bynum is in the Larimer County Detention Center on a $100,000 bail. He is facing five counts of sexual assault on children, one count of Internet luring of a child and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors, according to Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella.Larimer County investigators learned in October that Bynum was allegedly making contact with underage girls on the Internet, then traveling to Larimer County to meet the girls and sexually assault them.When he heard of the investigation, he apparently fled to Canada, Campanella said.

Originally published by Bill Scanlon, Rocky Mountian News.

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