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Convicted rapist Gary Alan Irving faced additional charges when he fled in 1979

Late in the summer of 1978, 18-year-old Gary Alan Irving allegedly picked up two young women walking in Weymouth and tried to coerce them into having sex with him. Irving was charged with accosting and threatening them but was never tried. He was later convicted in 1979 of raping three other women and fled the state before he could be sentenced.

David Traub, spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, declined to comment on whether Irving, who was captured in Gorham, Maine, last week after 34 years on the lam, would face a trial on the Weymouth charges now that he has been returned to Massachusetts.

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