Oklahoma man sought for rape arrested in Mesa

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service says an Oklahoma man wanted for child rape has been arrested in a Phoenix suburb.

Deputy U.S. Marshals took 56-year-old Edward Baughman into custody in suburban Mesa on Tuesday morning. He was wanted on a warrant issued in Oklahoma City alleging that he repeatedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old girl. The warrant was issued in October, and the Marshals Service says he fled after being contacted by authorities about the incident.

The Oklahoma City Metro Fugitive Task Force began hunting for Baughman and learned he may be living in Phoenix.

Baughman is being held on the warrant pending extradition back to Oklahoma. Marshals spokesman.

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