Nevada County prosecutor: child sex suspect caught at airport
September 20, 2017
Nevada County authorities last week caught a Sacramento man wanted on a child sex charge after the federal Department of Homeland Security tipped them off, prosecutors said.
Moses D. Clark, 22, faces a charge of sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old. Arrested Friday at the Sacramento International Airport, Clark remained held Tuesday, Sept. 19, under $200,000 in bond, Nevada County Jail reports state.
Clark, who’s scheduled to appear Sept. 28 in Superior Court here, allegedly touched a girl in February 2016. The girl told her mother, who reported it the following month to authorities, said Chris Walsh, assistant district attorney.
The case stalled for over a year. Then in July, prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Clark, leading to an arrest warrant being filed, Walsh said.
On Friday, Sept. 15, Clark was going to take a plane to Canada. Authorities noticed his outstanding warrant in a computer system and contacted Nevada County officials, Walsh said.
“It’s pretty rare for us to get a call from homeland security,” he added. “They arrested him in the airport right before he got on the plane.”