Swim teacher, 47, who fled to Costa Rica after he was wanted for sexually assaulting a former student mysteriously dies in a hospital just before his extradition
- Jeremy Anderson, 47, was a swim instructor from Santa Clarita, California
- Last December, authorities sought his arrest for sexually assaulting ex-student
- Before he could be arrested, Anderson fled to Costa Rica
- U.S. Marshals Service arrested Anderson earlier this month
- Before he could be extradited to the U.S., he needed to be hsopitalized
- Anderson died while in hospital though circumstances of his death are unclear
Jeremy Anderson, 47, died in a Costa Rica hospital just before he was to be extradited to the United States to face charges of sexual assault, it was announced on Friday
A Southern California swim teacher who fled the country after he was wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students has died in hospital a week after his arrest in Costa Rica.
Jeremy Anderson, 47, a former swim coach at the Canyons Aquatic Club in Santa Clarita, California, died while hospitalized in the Central American country, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
There is no word as to how he died.
The Sheriff’s Department said that Anderson was arrested by the United States Marshals Service in Costa Rica on June 13.
Before Anderson could be extradited to the U.S., he needed to be hospitalized.
On Friday, the U.S. Marshals informed the Sheriff’s Department that Anderson had died.
In December 2017, one of Anderson’s former students alleged that between the years 2006 and 2011, the instructor sexually assaulted him.
Anderson was a former swim coach at the Canyons Aquatic Club based out of the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California (above)
As the investigation progressed, additional alleged victims were identified.
Anderson was alleged to have had sexually explicit conversations with the victims.
He was also alleged to have solicited child pornography.
Last December, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Anderson, including 19 counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography.
Before he was to be arrested, Anderson fled the country.
He was located in Costa Rica earlier this month.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at email@example.com.