Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

February 22, 2012 09:00 ET

Convicted Child Molester Featured on "America's Most Wanted" Intercepted by CBSA

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the arrest of Steven Dyer, a U.S. fugitive wanted in Arizona for 13 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. As reported by "America's Most Wanted", Dyer was released on bail and failed to appear for his court proceedings.

He was convicted in absentia on April 16, 2002, on all 13 counts of child molestation, and faces a minimum term of 169 years behind bars.

In December of last year, as a result of an intensive investigation, the CBSA determined that Dyer had fraudulently assumed the identity of a Canadian citizen and was residing in Vancouver. It also learned that Dyer was outside of the country and was able to identify him upon his return to Canada. On February 21, 2012, the CBSA arrested Steven Dyer at the Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. He is currently detained in Montréal.

Protecting the safety of Canadians is a priority for the CBSA. This case demonstrates that Canada will not be a safe haven for foreign criminals attempting to evade prosecution.

Contact Information

  • Faith St John
    CBSA Vancouver
    604-666-5492

    CBSA Media Relations
    Quebec Region
    514-350-6130