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Suspect in Castaic rape case arrested in N.Y.

Eugene Lee Upshaw, wanted in a rape investigation in Castaic, was arrested in New York Thursday.

August 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man wanted in a rape investigation in Castaic was arrested in New York.Authorities said Eugene Lee Upshaw, 45, had been traveling cross-country with truckers, and after developing tips, deputies arrested him in Steuben County Thursday.

Surveillance video showed Upshaw at a market in Castaic where the victim agreed to give him a ride if he bought her a bottle of alcohol last August.

Investigators said Upshaw later raped her in a remote area outside of Castaic.

Upshaw is also a suspect in rape cases in Washington and Oregon, and is a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Phoenix, Ariz.