GORHAM, Maine (WCSH) - For nearly 35 years one of the most wanted fugitives out of Massachusetts managed to elude police.
52-year old Gary Alan Irving's past caught up with him as police tracked him down in Maine.
Gary Alan Irving's past includes convictions on three counts of rape with force, unnatural acts and kidnapping.
According to officials in Massachusetts Irving hid in some bushes when he was 18-years old and ambushed three young women on separate occasions. After being convicted of the crimes he took off instead of reporting to authorities to begin serving his sentence.
"Certainly they're very violent crimes and it's a relief at least to our community that he has been apprehended", said Gorham Police Lt. Christopher Sanborn.
Investigators say besides changing his first name Irving also changed his date of birth which helped keep police off his trail. Maine State Police are now reviewing unsolved rape cases throughout the state to see if they can link any of them to him.
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