NORWAY — Authorities arrested a Massachusetts man in Norway on Monday on a warrant stemming from charges of kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor, among other charges.
Investigators have determined that John Bastian, 64, of Lynn, Massachusetts, fled that state and is believed to be in central Maine, according to Ryan Guay, senior inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service in Maine District.
Bastian was taken into custody on a fugitive from justice warrant pending extradition to Massachusetts, where he faces charges of indecent assault and assault and battery on a person with a developmental disability, of abduction, incitement of a child under 16 and rape of a child with force.
Members of the US Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force from Maine and Massachusetts arrested Bastian at an address in Norway without incident Monday morning, Guay said.
The multi-state task force was assisted by the US Marshals Service in the District of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts State Police and the Lynn Police Department, Guay said.
The task force is made up of members from the U.S. Marshals Service, Maine State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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