(Meredith/KFSN) -- A man who detectives are calling “one of the worst” suspected child predators is now in custody after kidnapping a 12-year-old girl. 

Detectives in California extradited 40-year-old Nathan Larson from Denver on Thursday, which is where police initially found him and the abducted child. 

"He is absolutely a predator and one of the worst we've dealt with in this task force,” Lt. Brandon Pursell, of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, said. 

Larson met the victim through Social Media in October, and flew to Fresno from Virginia in December, according to Investigators. He persuaded the victim to leave her home and told her to act disabled at the airport to ensure she wouldn’t speak with anyone. 

According to officials from the Central Valley Internet Crimes Against Children, more victims are speaking out after Larson’s arrest. 

Larson is facing several sex crime charges involving a minor and kidnapping. 

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