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Man wanted for child molestation arrested

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Suspect fled U.S. two years ago

A man wanted for child molestation is finally behind bars — almost two years after fleeing the country.

Madera County Sheriff Sgt. Zack Zamudio arrested Elpidio Cabrales Moran, 60, Wednesday after receiving a tip earlier in the week that Moran was back in the United States and working in Madera.

Sgt. Zamudio opened the case on Moran in May 2011 when Zamudio was a detective assigned to the sex crimes unit. At that time, Moran was accused of repeatedly victimizing a young girl, who he knew, but fled to Mexico before Zamudio could make an arrest.

About 2 p.m. Wednesday, Zamudio located Moran in a pistachio orchard on Road 26 north of Club Drive and took him into custody without incident...

 

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