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Fugitive rapist captured, his father arrested

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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.

Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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