Former Big Island man arrested for 2008 sex assault

Mauro Ortiz
Mauro Ortiz

A former Big Island man who was on the run from authorities for more than five years is back behind bars.

U.S. Marshals arrested 33-year-old Mauro Ortiz on Tuesday in Mexico.

In July 2008, Ortiz was indicted by a grand jury for charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young girl.

He was supposed to go to court, but he disappeared.

Ortiz is being held behind bars on $1 million bail.

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