May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
NH man who fled US will be returned to face child sex abuse charges
A New Hampshire man who fled the country after being indicted for alleged child sex abuse almost two years ago is on his way back to face charges.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Scott Elrond Leblanc of Hancock is in custody in Lockport, N.Y. until he can be returned to New Hampshire.
He faces 12 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault stemming from an indictment alleging that between 1995 and 2000 Leblanc abused a child under the age of 13 in Hancock. Officials say Leblanc fled the country in August of 2013.
The arrest of Leblanc was a result of a two-year, multi-national investigation that involved the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock police, the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies in Canada and Jamaica.
He was turned over to law enforcement in Buffalo on May 27 and charged as a fugitive from justice after Canadian officials deported him. Leblanc had attempted to enter Jamaica from Toronto, Canada, and after being informed of the charges, Jamaican officials refused him entry, forcing him to return to Canada where he could be returned to the United States.