Former teacher arrested in Barcelona after vanishing while facing trial over sex offences
Cory Baptiste from Purfleet, Essex, was detained in the popular city centre square in a joint operation involving Spanish National Police and officers from Britain's National Crime Agency.
A manhunt was launched for the 24-year-old after he failed to appear at Basildon Crown Court in August to answer five child sex offences.
He had been working at a school in Essex until he was arrested in January and ordered to attend court to enter pleas on two counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a child and three counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act.
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