Local Lawyer Nabbed In Costa Rica On Child Sex Charges

Suspect Skipped Out After Being Accused Of Pedophilia

A personal-injury lawyer from Wheat Ridge, Colo., facing charges of sex assault on children was captured in Costa Rica and brought back to the United States Thursday.

William J. "Billy" Hunsaker, Jr. was captured in Costa Rica and returned to Colorado to face pedophilia charges.

William J. "Billy" Hunsaker, Jr. failed to appear in Larimer County Court last September on the six charges. He was accused of sexual assault against an 11-year-old Fort Collins girl and her 9-year-old brother, according to police.

Hunsaker allegedly used the Internet to meet a Fort Collins woman and then sexually assaulted both of her children, police said.

The mother is in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of aggravated incest and pimping of a child.

After Hunsaker failed to appear in court, his $350,000 bond was revoked and a nationwide arrest warrant was issued.

Investigators said they followed a paper trail that led them to Costa Rica. It was learned that Hunsaker had obtained a false Guatemalan passport under the name of William Jose Anderson Alvarez, they said. Hunsaker was taken into custody without incident Monday at a residence where he was living in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.

Two local FBI agents traveled to Costa Rica on Wednesday and escorted Hunsaker back to the United States.

"Our Diplomatic Security special agents are proud to assist domestic law enforcement agencies such as Fort Collins Police Services and the FBI in apprehending criminals who have fled abroad," said Joe Morton, the acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. "Thus far in 2005, Diplomatic Security has captured 25 fugitives around the world."

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