Convicted rapist Spencer Scarber arrested in Mexico

February 16, 2013 12:12:03 AM PST
Fresno County sheriff's detectives have arrested convicted rapist Spencer Scarber two months after he fled the country in the middle of his rape trial.

Action News broke the story in December when Scarber's father -- assistant CHP chief Kyle Scarber -- reported his son missing on the day Spencer was supposed to testify in his own defense. But detectives determined the disappearance had been staged.

A camera at the Mexican border caught an image of a family car crossing the border into Mexico just after 3 a.m. that same morning.

Spencer's mother and sister used their passports to cross back into the U.S. on foot just before 5 a.m.

Detectives say Spencer Scarber was using an alias when he was arrested in the Acapulco area. Sheriff's deputies have also arrested Kyle Scarber and his wife, Gail, for helping their son escape justice.

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