Jan 162010
Authors: Madeline Novey

Convicted child molester and Fort Collins resident Robert Snyder has been taken into custody and will be extradited back to Colorado after fleeing to Belize.

Snyder will be transported to the Larimer County Detention Center upon his arrival in Colorado, though Fort Collins Police Services spokesperson Rita Davis said Tuesday she didn’t know if Snyder was, at the time, “back on U.S. soil or not.”

Belize police took Snyder into custody on Friday in Belize City, Belize.

U.S. Marshals will escort the 55-year-old man, and once extradited back to Colorado, his court process will begin, Davis said.

Convicted of two misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual contact and one felony count of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, Snyder agreed to serve a two-year term, starting in January, in the Larimer County Detention Center, according to a FCPS press release.

He was released from jail on Aug. 24, 2008 and was mandated to start a 10-year probationary and register as a sex offender every 90 days. Snyder failed to register or meet with his probation officer and became a fugitive in August 2008.

While in Belize, under an assumed name, Snyder taught children chess at a local elementary school, according to the FCPS press release.

News Managing Editor Madeline Novey can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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