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Canadian sex offender arrested in San Dimas after 23 years

Raymond MacLeod, a Canadian sex offender living in the U.S. illegally, was arrested at a San Dimas RV park Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

October 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Canadian sex offender living in the U.S. illegally was arrested at a San Dimas RV park Monday.

Raymond MacLeod, 71, fled Canada in 1980 after allegedly raping a 5-year-old with cerebral palsy. A warrant was issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after he was found to have left the country.

In January an L.A. County Sheriff's Parks Bureau Deputy identified MacLeod and notified the RCMP, who began the extradition process.

The deputy suspected MacLeod was in the U.S. illegally, and contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals Service. Following a 10-month investigation, ICE confirmed MacLeod was a Canadian citizen, and he was detained pending deportation.

Monday, Parks Bureau deputies and ICE agents arrested MacLeod at the East Shore Recreational Vehicle Park at 1440 Camper View Road in San Dimas.

MacLeod was found to be in possession of two firearms. Due to felony convictions while living in the U.S., MacLeod was to be charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

MacLeod was reportedly living in the U.S. using a dead person's Social Security number.