HOUSTON -

A fugitive fitness instructor who was hiding out in Thailand made his first appearance before a judge in Houston Friday morning.

Forrest Wayne, 41, was wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile girl.

Wayne was extradited back to the United States after being arrested in Thailand in November.

Houston police say Wayne was in a health food store in Thailand to make a purchase when an employee became suspicious of him. The employee entered Wayne's information into an internet search engine and found he was wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to Houston police, that employee called Thailand police and Wayne was arrested.

Back in July, investigators say Wayne befriended a 13-year-old girl while he was working as a fitness instructor at the Westside Tennis and Fitness Club.

Authorities said Wayne used text messages and phone calls to start a relationship with the girl.

That relationship led to Wayne engaging in multiple sexual encounters with the victim at a Katy Freeway Motel.