Last of four Ariz. child molesters returned to U.S.

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX -- The last of four convicted child molesters who fled from a Mesa halfway house in August has been returned to the U.S. from Mexico.

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix say 22-year-old Manual Dominguez was returned in a surrender coordinated by Mexican authorities on Saturday. Deputy Marshals in Phoenix had worked with his family in Phoenix to persuade him to surrender.

Two other men who fled with Dominguez were arrested in January by Mexican state police at a home in Chihuahua. Days later, 24-year-old Randy Brown surrendered to authorities in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

The men left the East Valley Men's Shelter where they were required to live as a condition of their probation. Authorities say they are on lifetime probation in Maricopa County after their convictions in separate child molestation cases.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)