A convicted rapist from Fresno County fled to Mexico and has been captured

Fugitive rapist captured, his father arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -  

A convicted rapist Fresno County authorities say fled to Mexico has been captured and his father -- a California Highway Patrol assistant chief -- has been arrested for allegedly helping in the escape.
 
The Fresno Bee reports that 20-year-old Spencer Scarber was arrested by Mexican authorities in Acapulco on Thursday on suspicion of possessing false identification and using a false name.
 
The newspaper says Scarber has been wanted since fleeing Fresno County in mid-December, three days before he was convicted in absentia on rape, robbery and burglary charges.
 
Scarber was returned to Fresno County Saturday.
 
His father -- 49-year-old Kyle Scarber, as well as his mother -- 51-year-old Gail Scarber and his sister -- 33-year-old Crystal Reynoso -- were arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony conspiracy to help a fugitive escape.
 
Kyle Scarber is an assistant chief with the CHP's Central Division.
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