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Convicted rapist Gary Irving found after 34 years

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

GORHAM, Maine — When police found Gary Irving after 34 years, the convicted rapist was about to put his granddaughter to bed in his Maine home he shares with his wife.

According to the Boston Globe, in 1979, Irving was convicted of kidnapping and raping three young women in Norfolk County.

Irving was freed until his sentencing and then fled Massachusetts. For decades, he lived as Gregg Irving, a quiet family man with a job at a phone company.

Prior to his arrest, Irving was the longest-standing name on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list.

When officers found Irving on Wednesday, he insisted they had the wrong man. However, the scar on his chest from a childhood surgery gave him away, State Police spokesman David Procopio said Thursday.

Read more: Boston Globe