Police in Montana captured 55-year-old Daniel Chafe two days ago in Bozeman.
Investigators say back in 1998 he faked his death in a fishing accident before he was due in court.
He was accused of raping two teenage girls. Police say other victims were identified afterwards.
Detectives say Chafe’s friend told officers he had fallen off a fishing boat on the Snake River, but a search never found his body, so investigators considered him a fugitive.