LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A convicted child rapist who vanished during his trial last month has been apprehended in Maine, authorities say.
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says Stephen Corbin of Methuen was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Farmingdale, Maine Friday morning, after the Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Section developed information that he may be at a residence in the town.
According to the D.A.'s statement, Task Force members went to the house and observed a car pull up with Corbin inside. At that point, the D.A. says marshals and officers approached the car and arrested Corbin, subsequently discovering a loaded firearm.
Earlier this week, the D.A. asked the public for help in the investigation, saying Corbin apparently cut off his GPS bracelet and fled while his trial for alleged child rape was underway last month. The six-day trial resumed without him, and Corbin was convicted on eight counts of aggravated rape of a child. He's due to be sentenced on those charges next week.
Corbin is also now charged as a fugitive from justice and felon in possession of a firearm by Maine authorities.
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