Alleged sex assailant captured in Mexico drops bail reduction request

A 75-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting three girls in San Jacinto and fleeing south of the border, where he was apprehended, abandoned his request for a bail reduction hearing during an appearance Thursday, March 17, in Riverside County Superior Court.Harry Arlington Durette was captured in Rosarito, Mexico, following an investigation by district attorney’s office personnel and members of the U.S. Marshals’ Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force.Durette is charged with 65 felony offenses, most of them alleging forcible lewd acts on a child under 14 years old.The defendant had submitted a request to Superior Court Judge Elaine Kiefer for consideration of a bond modification, but Durette’s public defender withdrew the motion during a status hearing at the
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