Convicted child rapist Adrian Cruz arrested in Mexico


Convicted child rapist Adrian Cruz who escaped from the Maricopa County Courthouse in 2009, has been arrested in Mexico.

U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said Cruz was arrested Monday night in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, about 60 miles outside of Mexico City, after trying to run from police.

Authorities said he denied who he was, but he has some distinctive tattoos, including a rosary on his left palm and "Cruz" on his stomach, that gave him away.

He's awaiting extradition back to Arizona.

Cruz was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years for raping a 9-year-old girl.

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