ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly a year on the run, a former Georgia corrections officer convicted of statutory rape has been captured in California,

News outlets cite a Tuesday statement from Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson that says Charles Barry Pinckney was arrested Sept. 14 in Corona, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.

Pinckney is a former DeKalb County detention officer convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl at his home. He absconded days before his October 2017 conviction.

Jackson says tellers at a local bank branch discovered Pinckney was using fraudulent credentials to withdraw funds, and alerted authorities. Corona police discovered he was a fugitive after processing his fingerprints.

Upon return to Fulton County, he’ll be transferred to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve up to 45 years in prison.


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