• Fugitive on the run for 33 years has the weekend to tell family about double life


    GORHAM, Maine (MyFoxBoston.com) – Sources tell FOX 25's Bob Ward that a hearing for three-time convicted rapist Gary Irving was continued to Monday so that he could speak to his family about his double life.

    Gary Irving was originally scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon, but a judge continued the hearing until Monday. Bob Ward has learned Irving will have the weekend to explain his years on the run to his wife and two children. He is expected to waive extradition after meeting with them and return to Massachusetts.

    Irving was listed as Massachusetts' number one most-dangerous fugitive. He had been on the run for 33 years and 260 days before being caught in Gorham, Maine Wednesday night.

    According to court documents, Irving was arrested after police visited his home and asked him to step outside, claiming a 911 call was made from the address. When they asked him if he was Gary Irving, he said his name was Greg. Officials identified Irving by distinctive scars on his body after asking him to lift his shirt on his front porch. He later admitted he was Gary Irving.

    Officers said Irving was found with 10 weapons including seven rifles, two sawed-off shotguns and a handgun.

    Irving was convicted in 1979 for the rape of a 16-year-old Cohasset girl, as well attacks on two other women.

    According to authorities, Irving fled after being sentenced to life in prison.

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