Elpidio Moran, 60, was taken into custody Wednesday. He is accused of repeatedly victimizing a young girl.
Authorities say Moran fled to Mexico in 2011. Last week the sheriff's office received a tip Moran was back in the U.S., and working in Madera County.
Moran was found in a pistachio orchard on Road 26, north of Club Drive and taken into custody.