Guido Puccini, the Florida man whose kidnapping last month led to his arrest as an Arizona fugitive, escaped justice for 23 years.
Guido Jesus Puccini, a.k.a. Jose Querbino Puccini of Florida, escaped justice for 23 years after being convicted for kidnapping and sexually abusing his step-daughter. He faces a court hearing in Maricopa County this morning.
In 1992, Puccini admitted to having sex with a young girl, molesting her repeatedly and telling her "this is what people do when they love each other," according to a faded Mesa police report reviewed by New Times.
He was convicted by a Maricopa County jury of kidnapping and attempted child molestation, even though he fled the state before his trial. We published a blog post about Puccini's arrest after a Florida TV news station broke the story.More »