Woman Uses Google To Help Capture Wanted NH Man In Florida

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Gerald Wilson was arrested in Florida after a woman tipped off police.

Gerald Wilson was arrested in Florida after a woman tipped off police.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man wanted by police on child sex assault charges is in custody after a woman in Florida used an Internet search engine to check up on him.

Forty-five-year-old Gerald Wilson of Weare was taken into custody Friday by police in Ormond Beach, Fla..

Manchester police say a woman who recently met Wilson in Florida became suspicious about him and “Googled” his name to learn more. What she learned is that there was a warrant out for his arrest on two counts of felonious sex assault and one count of criminal threatening. She contacted Manchester police, who set in motion Wilson’s arrest.

Police say Wilson sexually-assaulted a 9-year-old girl in September and threatened to hurt her if she told anyone.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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