FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who disappeared while awaiting sentencing for three rapes 35 years ago has been arrested in Maine, where police say he'd been living since the 1980s.
A Maine State Police spokesman said Gary Alan Irving was living in Gorham, Maine, with his wife and children when he was arrested Wednesday night. He's due to appear in court Friday.
Massachusetts State Police say the fugitive been living under the name Gregg Irving.
Irving was convicted of three Norfolk County rapes in 1978 but the start of his sentence was stayed by a judge, and Irving fled. In one of the rapes, Irving knocked the victim off her bike and raped her repeatedly.
Irving, who is in his 50s, has been on the Massachusetts Top 10 Most Wanted list for decades.
A search of his Maine home also turned up a number of guns, which police allege are not legally owned.
Police say Irving is scheduled to appear in a Maine court Thursday on a fugitive from justice charge. Additionally, Maine police will be looking at unsolved rapes to see Irving might have been involved.
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