Police track down and arrest Portuguese convicted rapist in Brazil

A Portuguese man who had been sentenced to 11 years in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl in England was finally arrested this week in Brazil.

António Alves, 44, fled to Brazil just a few days before the trial in England in 2013.

He had started a new life in Pernambuco and had even married a Brazilian woman.

The case dates back to 2010, when Alves was accused of pretending to be 15 on a social network to set up a date with a young girl.

He is then believed to have raped the girl in a car, though he always defended she willingly engaged in sexual intercourse with him.

Alves was on Interpol’s list of wanted people.

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