The Guatemalan man, 51, who fled his rape trial in New York in 1988, was finally arrested after 30 years on the run after the police received a tip that he was returning from South America to the US, riding a bicycle around a village and at the local deli
- Nelson Gustavo Caceres, 51, was arrested after fleeing a rape case in 1988
- He is said to have dragged a woman into the forest and sexually assaulted her
- Caceres was sentenced to five to thirty years in prison in his absence
- The case was left open for 30 years after they thought he was returning to Guatemala
- But after receiving information that he had returned, the police investigated
- They took him on Friday night near Mount Kisco in New York
- He is now faced with additional costs for transferring bail, a violation of the second degree
A Guatemalan man was arrested in New York after fleeing thirty years ago.
Nelson Gustavo Caceres, 51, was taken to Westchester County jail on Friday night after fleeing crimes he allegedly committed in 1988.
The victim claims she met Caceres on the night of the incident, but later, when she refused to go home, he became angry.
Allegedly he dragged her to the forest near Mount Kisco and sexually abused her.
Caceres was released on bail after he was charged that year, but fled during his trial in White Plains in 1989.
In his absence, Caceres was convicted for rape in the 1st degree and sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison.
Officials at the time believed that he had returned to his home country of Guatemala, but kept the matter open.
Nelson Gustavo Caceres, now 51 (left), was arrested 30 years ago by Westchester County Police Department for his alleged sexual assault on a woman in 1988 (right)
Three decades later, investigators from the Warrant-Fugitive Unit (WFU) discovered information that Caceres might have returned to the area.
They conducted various interviews in the village and supervised multiple locations.
Their research came to the conclusion that a man they thought was Caceres regularly visited a deli in the area.
When he saw what he thought was his red bicycle chained to a nearby tree on Friday night, officers found the individual and arrested him and took him into custody.
Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said: & # 39; During this investigation we received a lot of cooperation in the Mount Kisco community and we are grateful for the help of the public.
& # 39; Caceres will now serve the verdict pronounced three decades ago and the victim of this incident will receive the justice she deserves. & # 39;
He will also face additional costs for bail jumping of the second degree, a crime offense.
& # 39; WFU detectives never give up a case, even though it's three decades old, & # 39 ;, the Westchester County police wrote in a post on Facebook.
People have praised their work in response to social media.
Nancy McCaffrey wrote: & # 39; Great news that he is off the street. Thanks to the WCPD. Your men and women are doing our good job, God Bless You Stay Safe … & # 39;
& # 39; Well done! Have a good time in jail, & posted Nelly Roque.
Another user, Krishnadat Basdeo Job, commented: & # 39; Well done brothers & # 39;
Anyone with information about the activities of Caceres in Mount Kisco is asked to contact WFU detectives at 914-864-7901.
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