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Sex offender, on the run, arrested on 2008 rape charge

Posted February 13, 2011

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— U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a registered sex offender who had been on the run from a rape charge in Burlington for more than two years.

Burlington police named Brian Lee Abundis, 36, as a suspect the same day that the victim reported a sexual assault in the 1300 block of Ava Street on Nov. 10, 2008. Abundis was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping but had evaded arrest.

Marshals said they caught him Friday at 1134 Bass St. in Madison in Rockingham County. He was placed in the Alamance County jail under a $135,000 secured bond.

Abundis also faces charges in Forsyth County of failure to register as a sex offender and two counts of failure to appear in court. The Sex Offender Registry notes that he hadn't verified his address since 2006.

Abundis was convicted in 1999 of felony taking indecent liberties with a minor in Forsyth County, according to state Department of Correction records. He was sentenced to three years' probation.

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  • sayitoutloud Feb 15, 2011

    He looks 30 years older in the 2nd pic than he does the 1st. I guess thats what living life on the run looks like.

  • YNCSW51 Feb 14, 2011

    His picture looks so different because of the lifestyle he was living. If found guilty put him away for a long time. My prayers are with the victim and families.

  • covertpamela70 Feb 14, 2011

    He will probably just get a slap on the hand. Last year I was attacked at Edgecombe Community College and they slapped the mans hand. I went by there one day and he was walking the streets in front of the college. Its amazing these guys cant be put a way for life..

  • Stand-In-The-Door Feb 14, 2011

    SNIP SNIP

  • sammyg Feb 14, 2011

    Wow, his pictures look so different from each other it's hard to realize this is the same guy. Glad they got this creep!

  • shortcake53 Feb 14, 2011

    PUT HIM AWAY......