BOSTON - A man accused of child rape has been arrested while trying to escape the country, Boston 25 News has learned.
Police sources tell Boston 25 News a 48-year-old child rape suspect wanted out of East Bridgewater has been arrested in the food court of Terminal B at Boston Logan Airport. Massachusetts State Police caught him before he was set to board a flight to Portugal.
Police in East Bridgewater had alerted law enforcement agencies across the state to be on the lookout for the suspect, who has been identified as Antonio Harris. Troopers closed in on him quickly after learning he had purchased a plane ticket to Portugal.
#BREAKING Mass State Police handcuffs 48 y/o child rape suspect at Logan Airport short time before he was scheduled to board flight to Portugal. Antonio Harris being transported back to East Bridgewater where alleged crime occurred #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/sP0LXoyZwO— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredes) April 23, 2019
We're told that Harris is in the custody of East Bridgewater Police, but the department is not commenting on the case. He will likely be arraigned on Wednesday.
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