03/25/2015 02:38 EDT | Updated 03/25/2015 03:59 EDT

Raymond MacLeod, B.C. Man Accused Of Rape, Deported Back From U.S.


VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man accused of raping a disabled child four decades ago has been deported back to the province from the United States. American immigration officials say 72-year-old Raymond MacLeod was turned over to authorities in Vancouver late Tuesday. MacLeod is facing trial for the 1974 sexual assault of a five-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy in Prince George, B.C. A news release from U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement says MacLeod's deportation comes after 17 months of litigation to secure a final order of removal. He was arrested in October 2013 by American authorities at a Los Angeles-area trailer park, where he was living under an alias. An immigration judge ordered MacLeod's deportation in March and he appealed the decision, however two appeal panels agreed with the original ruling.

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