Serial rapist sentenced to 7 more years in prison

Irving fled to Maine from Rockland, Mass.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A convicted rapist who lived in Maine for 34 years before he was caught has been sentenced to almost seven more years in prison for gun charges.

A judge in U.S. District Court in Portland on Friday handed 53-year-old Gary Irving the additional time on top of the up-to-40 yearshe’s serving for rapes he committed in Massachusetts.

Irving fled to Maine from Rockland, Mass., in 1979 after he was convicted of rape. He lived as a free man in Maine using his brother’s name.

Prosecutors say he wasn’t allowed to have guns because he was a fugitive and had a violent felony conviction.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Irving’s lawyer had asked that he be able to serve the two sentences at the same time.

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