Convicted rapist faces sentencing 30 years later
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A man convicted of raping three women in Massachusetts faces sentencing more than three decades after he fled the state and began living a secret life in Maine.
Gary Alan Irving was a teenager when he was convicted of raping three women. When authorities finally caught up with him in Maine in March, he was a 52-year-old man with a wife and two grown children.
Irving is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Superior Court. He faces a possible life sentence.
Irving, who lived in Rockland, fled Massachusetts in 1979 after a judge allowed him to return home to make final arrangements before sentencing. He was on Massachusetts' Top 10 Most Wanted list for decades.