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Serial rapist sentenced to two consecutive terms behind bars

DEDHAM — A convicted rapist who eluded capture since the late 1970s was sentenced to up to four decades behind bars Thursday, after the longtime ­fugitive was seized from a ­secret life in Maine and brought to answer for his crimes.

Gary Alan Irving, convicted in 1979 of kidnapping and raping three young women, ­received two consecutive sentences of 18 to 20 years in state prison, a punishment that drew praise from prosecutors and victims’ relatives.

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