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.