Hunt for accused molester ends in Madera County

January 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A two-year hunt ended as Madera County authorities caught up with a man wanted on child molestation charges.

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.