Georgia fugitive, facing 23 charges in molestation case, is captured in Mexico

A Georgia man accused of drugging and molesting a friend's 15-year-old daughter has been apprehended in Mexico after a four-year search, according to officials.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Forsyth County resident Kenneth Dustin Grant was charged with 23 felonies in 2009 "after allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting his friend’s teenage daughter who was babysitting his children almost a year prior, reportedly taking pictures."

Grant posted bond in January of 2010, but never reappeared in court. Instead officials believe he cut off his ankle monitor and fled two days before his hearing. Police later discovered his ankle monitor in Lake Lanier.

“The monitor was sending a distress signal for two days that no one saw,” the victim's mother told the AJC in 2010.

Grant was located in Guadalajara, Mexico under a false name, according to the AJC.

The search was a joint effort between the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service, as well as "America's Most Wanted," which officials say was crucial to their investigation.

Officials said Grant is in Los Angeles awaiting extradition back to Georgia.