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Suspected Pawnee County rapist back in America after manhunt abroad

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 19:06:01-04

TULSA, Okla. — U.S. Marshals say a Cleveland man they have classified as a “violent sexual predator” is now back on U.S. soil after an international manhunt.

Adrain “Dean” Eddings II, 44, is being held in Georgia after Pawnee County (Okla.) deputies, U.S. Marshals and the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force worked with international authorities to track him to the Philippines.

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As we reported earlier, Eddings had been imprisoned in a Filipino jail since his detainment in early February. He was brought to the first port of entry in Atlanta on Friday, April 5. Pawnee County officials expect him to be in their jail sometime within the next 10 days.

Eddings is wanted for first-degree rape, and the U.S. Department of Justice says he has multiple victims across many states and some are minors.

Pawnee County investigators say Eddings married a native Filipino woman last year and the two left the United States for her home country in January. They allege Eddings planned for the sale of his Cleveland home and business as officials were seeking an arrest warrant.

A collaborative effort of domestic and international authorities were able to trace Eddings' whereabouts in the Philippines, the DOJ says. Filipino immigration agents say they captured Eddings after he attempted to flee through a suburb of Manila, then he was deported after a hearing there.

A news release from the U.S. Marshals Service says deputy marshals took control of Eddings at the Manila International Airport and arrested him upon arrival in Atlanta.

Officials are working on the details of his transport to Pawnee.

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