East Tennessee Fugitive Captured In Mexico

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A fugitive wanted in Tennessee on multiple counts of child rape and exploitation was captured Saturday near Matamoros, Mexico, and jailed in southern Texas.

Donald Edward Lynch has been profiled three times on the TV program "America's Most Wanted."

The 66-year-old was taken into custody by Mexican authorities in El Mesquital, The Brownsville (Texas) Herald reported for a story in its Sunday editions.

Before being extradited across the border, Lynch claimed his real name was Reynaldo Price and denied the charges.

Lynch faces 11 counts of rape of a child, 38 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of aggravated sexual battery in Kingsport, Tennessee.

In February 2003, two sisters, ages 7 and 11, told Tennessee investigators that Lynch repeatedly molested them while baby-sitting them.

Investigators allege that he victimized eight other girls, the youngest 3 years old.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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