Central Ohio man caught for a rape and kidnapping case 30 years ago

A man is behind bars after fleeing to New York and hid from authorities for 30 years.

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - A 66-year-old former Ohio man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a woman in western New York three decades ago.

Rochester's YNN cable television news reports that 66-year-old Gary Smith pleaded guilty Thursday in a Livingston County court to rape, sodomy, kidnapping and bail jumping.

New York State Police announced in June that Smith had been arrested in West Jefferson in central Ohio after investigators received a tip about his location. Smith fled New York in 1985 before he was to go on trial.

Prosecutors say he was sentenced Thursday to 8 to 25 years in prison.

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