Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

6-Year Fugitive in Sex Assault Back in Bergen

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

6-Year Fugitive in Sex Assault Back in Bergen

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A man who was on the run for six years after being convicted of committing a sexual assault in Garfield was caught in the Dominican Republic and returned to Bergen County this week, authorities said Friday.

Luis M. Caraballo, 34, had been a fugitive since 2010, when he failed to appear for sentencing in state Superior Court in Hackensack, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino said in a release.

Saudino said that Caraballo, who was on the county's most wanted list of fugitives, was extradited from the Dominican Republic but did not specify when he was taken into custody.

The arrest, Saudino said, came about because of information received on the Sheriff's Office Tip Line.

Caraballo was being held at the Bergen County Jail without bail Friday, according to jail records. …

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