GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Massachusetts State Police have arrested a man in Maine they say has been on their most wanted list since 1978.
Gary Alan Irving was arrested Wednesday night at his South Street home in Gorham, Maine after officials say he has been on the run for decades. They say he has been on the top of the Mass State Police "Most Wanted Sex Offenders" list for years.
Police say in 1978, Gary Alan Irving was convicted on three counts of rape with force, unnatural acts, and kidnapping. He was allowed to to return home to make final arrangements before his sentencing, and never returned.
Maine State Police, Gorham police and the FBI all assisted Mass State Police in the arrest.