Colorado sex offender arrested in Belize

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 6:54 PM

A child sex offender who was featured on the television program "America's Most Wanted" has been arrested in Belize.

Police in Fort Collins, Colo., say 55-year-old Robert Michael Snyder was arrested Friday in Belize City and will be deported.

Police said Monday that Snyder was released from jail Aug. 24, 2008, after he was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual contact and one felony count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. He was supposed to serve 10 years of probation after his release and register as a sex offender but disappeared.

After Snyder was featured Nov. 28 on "America's Most Wanted," Fort Collins police received a tip that he was living in Belize as an elementary school chess tutor.