Accused child rapist found hiding in closet - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Accused child rapist found hiding in closet

Cortez Rivers (Source: SCSO) Cortez Rivers (Source: SCSO)

After nearly six months of evading arrest, an accused child rapist is behind bars.

U.S. Marshals arrested Cortez Rivers in Memphis on October 12. He'd been on the run from the law since April 27.

Rivers had warrants out for aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child. 

U.S. Marshals tracked Rivers to an apartment complex on Dwight Road in the Imogene Heights neighborhood.

When investigators searched the apartment, they found Rivers hiding in a closet. He was arrested without further incident.

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