Accused child rapist from Mass. captured in Florida

By News Staff

An accused child rapist on Massachusetts’ Most Wanted List has been captured in Florida.

Police have been on the lookout for 75-year-old John Munroe, who was arrested in September by Fall River Police for allegedly sexually assaulting a little girl who was under the age of 10. Police found a packed suitcase and shotgun at his home at the time.

He was put on a GPS monitoring bracelet before his trial in October, but he took it off. His car was found abandoned in Hull, Mass.

Thursday morning, Munroe was found at a residence in Deland, Florida. He was arrested and charged as a fugitive. A Massachusetts State Trooper who, coincidentally, was in Florida, drove across the state to assist with the arrest.

Munroe will be rendited back to Massachusetts to face charges of rape of a child with force; indecent assault and battery on a child under 14; aggravated rape of a child; enticing a child under age 16; posing or exhibiting a child in a nude or lascivious manner; and possession of child pornography.

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