Wanted Man, 65, Extradited To New York To Face ’83 Rape Charge


UPDATED: Thursday June 13, 2013 2:59 PM

A 66-year-old Ohio man has been brought back to western New York to face charges stemming from a 30-year-old rape case.

New York State Police announced last week that Gary Smith had been arrested in West Jefferson in central Ohio after investigators received a tip about his location.

Authorities say Smith was charged in 1983 with raping a woman in Livingston County, south of Rochester. He failed to show up for his trial two years later and had been sought by police ever since.

YNN cable television news in Rochester reports  that Smith was brought back to New York this week. He's being held in the county jail. Smith's next court appearance is scheduled for June 18.

It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer.

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