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Fugitive On Run For 35 Years Returns To Mass.

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DEDHAM (CBS) – A man who disappeared while awaiting sentencing for three rapes 34 years ago in Massachusetts is held without bail there after agreeing to return without a fight.

Fifty-two-year-old Gary Alan Irving, was arrested last week in Maine on a fugitive charge after Massachusetts State Police learned he was living there under an assumed name.

He appeared Monday in Norfolk Superior Court, where he was convicted decades ago. Prosecutors said they hope to sentence him in the old case within the next three weeks.

Irving faced a possible life sentence after being convicted in 1979 on three counts of rape and kidnapping. He went on the lam after a judge allowed him to return home to make final arrangements before sentencing.

He returns to court April 12.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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