Paul Jackson, a fugitive featured on CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" after being on the run for more than two decades from prostitute kidnapping and torture charges, was captured in Mexico on Monday, said the U.S. Marshals Service.
Jackson, 45, who had been free since 1991, was arrested by federal marshals at a hotel in Guadalajara, reported The Oregonian
. Authorities said it appeared that Jackson had been living in Mexico for at least several years.
Walsh posted a Twitter message about the arrest on Monday.
"A wonderful viewer called the marshals … and gave the tip that took him down," said Walsh, according to the Washington Post
. "… There were multiple victims, and no one is really going to know how many of these girls they grabbed. The real question is how many of them didn't make it out of the house."
Authorities accused Jackson and his brother Vance Roberts of kidnapping prostitutes and holding them captive for days in their home in Hillsboro, Oregon, said The Oregonian. They were charged with the kidnapping of Michaelle Dierich in 1988 and Andrea Hood in 1990,
The brothers were arrested in 1990 but disappeared after they made bail. Roberts surrendered and is currently serving a 108-year prison sentence.
"In 1990, I had just turned 17," Hood said about her abduction, said the Washington Post. "I typically would wake up and go out to work the streets to get enough money to buy drugs to last me, I would try to get enough money that it would last all day."
"It was pretty early in the morning, like 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. A little pickup truck pulled over. Before I knew what was even happening, I was in the back of the truck chained to the bed of the truck and with a pillow case on my head and duct tape on my mouth," said Hood.
Hood later got away and led police to where she was held.
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