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Published March 17, 2011, 04:25 PM

Grafton Man Extradited to Canada for Child Sex Assault, Porn Charges

A Grafton man has been extradited to Canada for child sexual assault and child pornography charges. Canadian authorities charged Lon Ritzo in 2007 with the crimes, but by then he had already fled to the United States.

A Grafton man has been extradited to Canada for child sexual assault and child pornography charges.

Canadian authorities charged Lonny Patrick Ritzo in 2007 with the crimes, but by then he had already fled to the United States. They started extradition proceedings in 2009 to get Ritzo back to Saskatchewan to face charges.

Authorities allege Ritzo sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy, and also was in possession of child pornography. He was handed over Thursday by the U.S. Marshals to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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