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Bad Breath Rapist Arrested in California after 16 Years on the Run; Girlfriend Knew Nothing About Him Despite 15 Years of Relationship

Bad Breath Rapist Arrested in California after 16 Years on the Run; Girlfriend Knew Nothing About Him Despite 15 Years of Relationship

Authorities in Northern California assisted U.S. Marshals in apprehending a fugitive who had been on the run for almost twenty years after fleeing Massachusetts during his trial for a rape case, according to police reports.

A press release from the U.S. Marshals Service has confirmed that the individual apprehended is Tuen Kit Lee. Lee was involved in the 2005 kidnapping and sexual assault of a young woman in Quincy, Mass, and was awaiting trial. According to the release, Lee was convicted in a trial that took place in September 2007, but he managed to escape before his sentencing.

Massachusetts State Police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that could help in apprehending Lee. Additionally, they have made several appearances on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” to discuss the case.

Lee gained notoriety as the “Bad Breath Rapist” due to the media’s discovery that his unpleasant breath played a role in identifying him as the perpetrator.

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Lee was believed to have fled Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities were unable to locate him until Massachusetts State Police investigators received new information earlier this year suggesting that he may be residing in Diablo, a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, just a few miles from the East Bay suburb of Danville.

Investigative leads were forwarded to the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) in northern California, who collaborated with the Danville Police Department to confirm the identity of the individual residing in the area as Lee. Lee was apprehended on Tuesday by officers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and the Quincy Police Department, with assistance from the USMS Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force and Danville police.

Lee was apprehended by authorities near the intersection of Hill Rd. and Diablo Rd., in close proximity to Green Valley Elementary School.

Lee was apprehended by Massachusetts State Police following a motor vehicle stop carried out by Danville officers, according to official reports. Lee initially gave a false name, but eventually admitted his true identity when authorities questioned him. The police were able to confirm his identity using fingerprints.

The state police highlighted that the female companion, who was with him at the time of his arrest, remained unaware of his true identity, despite their 15-year stay together in California.

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The release highlighted that the arrest has provided a sense of closure for the victim and law enforcement officers who dedicated over 16 years to locating Lee.

“There are individuals who commit crimes and think they can escape consequences,” stated Chief Inspector Sean LoPiccolo, the acting commander of PSWRFTF. “After evading capture for over 16 years, Tuen Lee has finally been apprehended. The relentless efforts of law enforcement in tracking him down will hopefully provide some solace to the victim and her family.”

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Unit and the dedicated individuals from the U.S. Marshals Service for their invaluable efforts in facilitating this arrest,” stated Chief Mark Kennedy of the Quincy Police Department in an official statement.

Lee has been booked by Danville police and will remain in their custody until he is extradited to Massachusetts, according to authorities.

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