Curtis Lee Brovold is wanted for his alleged sexual activities with a 14-year-old Minnesota girl whom he met on the Internet in February of 2000. Brovold is alleged to have communicated with the victim mostly via Internet for approximately six months. Then, in July of 2000, Brovold allegedly flew to Moorhead, Minnesota, met the teenage victim, and engaged in sex acts with her at a local hotel.
Brovold was arrested on July 11, 2000, and released on bond. However, Brovold did not appear for his court hearing which was scheduled for September 18, 2000, in Clay County, Minnesota. That same day, a state arrest warrant was issued in the State of Minnesota, Seventh Judicial District, after Brovold was charged with criminal sexual conduct. Brovold was charged subsequently with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, State and District of Minnesota.