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Man accused of sexual battery on child caught in Mexico

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office previous booking photo of George Getsinger
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office previous booking photo of George Getsinger

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A 54-year-old St. Augustine man accused of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 fled to Mexico and was tracked down and captured by the U.S. Marshals Foreign Field Office, the St. Augustine Police Department announced Tuesday.

George Catlett Getsinger was brought back to Florida and is awaiting extradition to St. Augustine from Miami, police said.

Getsinger is charged with capital sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 years old stemming from a May 2015 incident, police said.

Getsinger fled St. Augustine and was tracked by the Marshals Office to Laredo, Texas, where he crossed the border into Mexico. The Marshals Foreign Field Office in Guadalajara, Mexico, found Getsinger, who was detained and flown back to the United States.