Accused Fresno Child Abductor Brought Back to the Valley


(Photo courtesy:  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office)

(KMJ) – A Virginia man accused of flying cross-country to kidnap a young Fresno girl is returned to Fresno to stand trial.

40-year-old Nathan Larson had been in a Denver, Colorado Jail since December 14th awaiting extradition.  And this is the reason why, per the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office:

On the morning of Monday, December 14th, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and Fresno Police Department received a report of a missing 12-year-old Fresno girl. During the early portion of the investigation, detectives developed information that the girl may have been coerced into running away with an older man. A man she had met through social media in mid-October. The information pointed to the girl possibly heading to Fresno Yosemite
International Airport to catch a cross-country flight to Virginia to be with this man.

Larson, who Detectives say is a white supremacist and well-known advocate for pedophilia, was booked into the Fresno County Jail.  He faces a host of felony charges including kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a minor. The Sheriff’s Office says he is NOT eligible for bail and is due in court Wednesday, February 17th.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office also released this video of Larson returning to the Valley via Fresno Yosemite International Airport Thursday: