Man Wanted for Decades Finally Tracked Down by Police
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP have finally tracked down a man they’ve been searching for for decades.
Back in September 1974, Raymond Douglas MacLeod, then 32 years old, was arrested in connection with an assault and sexual assault of a female under the age of 10 at a residence on Upland Street.
The accused was originally found not guilty, but Crown Counsel won an appeal, and a new trial was ordered.
MacLeod was arrested in Ontario in June, 1979, on unrelated charges. Police say he was served with court documents ordering him to appear in court but say he later vanished.
With the assistance of Interpol, police learned MacLeod was alive and living in California which has resulted in his recent deportation to Canada.
Now 72 years old, he will make his first court appearance Friday in Prince George and is facing the following charges:
*Indecent Assault on a Female
*Assault Causing Bodily Harm
All charges were offences in the Criminal Code of Canada in 1974. An additional charge of Obstruction of Justice has also been approved.