Fugitive accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old headed back to Florida after being caught in Mansfield

(WTNH)–A fugitive is headed back to Florida after being arrested in Connecticut. On Saturday, state police got a tip that Blair Thompson was hiding out in Mansfield.

The 28-year-old Thompson is wanted in Florida for sexually assaulting a four-year-old child.

Troopers spent the weekend running down leads and conducting surveillance. Eventually, they were able to find Thompson, and take him into custody.

He is being held on $500,000 bond. State police are coordinating extradition efforts with authorities in Florida.

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