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...