A man wanted for Child Molestation is finally behind bars -- almost 2 years after fleeing the country.
60-year old Elpidio Cabrales Moran was taken into custody Wednesday.
In May of 2011, Moran was accused of repeatedly victimizing a young girl, who he knew, but fled to Mexico before an arrest could be made.
This past week the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Moran was back in the US, and working in Madera.
At approximately 2 PM Wednesday afternoon Sergeant Zamudio located Moran in a pistachio orchard on Road 26, located north of Club Drive, and took him into custody without incident.
Elpidio Cabrales Moran remains jailed facing 5 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, and 1 count of sexual battery. His bail has been set at more than half a million dollars.