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Fugitive swim coach dies in Costa Rica after being captured

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jeremy Anderson — who is a former swim coach from Santa Clarita, California — died on Wednesday a week after being captured in Costa Rica. He fled the United States one year ago after being accused of molesting children.

Anderson died at a hospital. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

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Before fleeing the charges, he was a swim coach with the Canyons Aquatic Club, which is affiliated with the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. He was arrested in Costa Rica on June 13.

Before he could be extradited to the United States, suspect Anderson was hospitalized in Costa Rica,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Grace Medrano said. “Federal officials notified the sheriff’s department on Friday morning that Anderson had died.”

The investigation in accusations involving Anderson began in late 2017. An individual reported to the authorities that they were sexually assaulted by Anderson as a kid between 2006 through 2011.

“As the investigation evolved, detectives identified additional victims, who were victimized by suspect Anderson,” Medrano said. “The incidents with these multiple victims occurred at various locations between 2006 and 2017. Suspect Anderson’s conduct included having sexually explicit conversations with the victims and soliciting child pornography.”

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 19 counts against Anderson, including committing lewd acts with a child and possession of child photography.

“SVB detectives learned suspect Anderson had fled from the United States prior to being able to take him into custody,” Medrano said. “An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest at the time.”

The dark cloud over the Canyons Aquatic Club has passed with Anderson’s death.

“Canyons Aquatic Club had been fully cooperating with USA Swimming, Safe Sport, and local authorities investigating the allegations involving Anderson, which were of great concern to the club,” their statement said. “He was apprehended last Thursday in Costa Rica by U.S. Marshals and subsequently passed away last night.”


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