Dino Curcio, a fugitive wanted for sexual assault of a minor, has been captured in a Chicago-area village days after being profiled on “The Hunt with John Walsh,” the US Marshals Service said in a news release.
After the episode aired Sunday night, “The Hunt” tipline received more than a dozen reports. Two tips said Curcio was in Deer Park, about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago.
The marshals’ assistant chief for the district of Colorado said the tips were “pinpoint accurate.”
“We want to thank ‘The Hunt’ very much for his capture,” Tim Hughes told HLN.
Curcio was arrested without incident by marshals from a regional task force. He is being held at a jail in Lake County.
He is wanted in Boulder, Colorado, on a 2012 warrant. He was charged then with sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. His alleged crimes occurred in 2005, the Marshals Service said.
Hughes said Boulder police have put together an excellent case on “just a sick individual.”
Curcio would be extradited to Colorado soon, Hughes added.
The hockey coach and the Swedish girl
In 2004, Curcio left his home in Minnesota to coach a hockey team in Boulder. Months later, two of his players went to Sweden to stay with the family of a woman he said he once dated when he was a teenager.
In December 2005, the daughter of the Swedish host family went to stay with Curcio after her mother arranged the visit to help the 17-year-old get away from a difficult situation at home.
The woman, now 28, said she had several strange phone calls with Curcio, then 47, before she…
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