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Man arrested in Mexico for 2007 kidnapping, rape of 10-year-old girl

Posted at 8:10 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 20:10:21-04

DETROIT  — A man who had been on a federal “most wanted” list for nearly a decade has been arrested in Mexico for the 2007 kidnapping and rape of a 10-year-old Detroit girl.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Thursday that 41-year-old Corey Gaston was arrested Tuesday near Guadalajara and is being held in Chicago awaiting extradition to Michigan.

The girl was taken through a bedroom window at her home and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley.

Authorities say Gaston was on bond when he failed to show up for trial in 2008 on criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and home invasion charges. He was placed on the Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted list in 2011.

The Marshals Service says it provided information on Gaston’s possible location to Mexican authorities who took him into custody.