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Accused rapist found in apartment closet near airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man wanted for raping a child is behind bars after federal investigators said they found him hiding in a closet in the airport area.

Cortez Rivers has been on the run since April.

He was found inside an apartment on Dwight Wednesday.

"I seen about six cars and undercover trucks. That was it. They just jumped out."

Tenants were afraid to show their faces on camera, but said Rivers was staying with a woman and her kid.

The apartment manager said the woman moved in several days ago and Rivers wasn't on the lease.

She said if he had been she would have asked him for a background check.

The first time she saw Rivers, she said, was this morning when he was being taken out of the apartment in handcuffs.

The arrest took place right behind Tracey Harris' home, where her ten children and grandchildren live.

"It's scary. It's very scary. Very."

We asked Memphis Police about the disturbing crimes Rivers is accused of but were told we would have to get in contact with the Attorney General's Office which was already closed.

As for Harris, she said she doesn't need any of those details. The charges speak for themselves.

Rivers faces aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child charges, as well as some traffic violations.

The 29-year-old was given a $150,000 bond.

"I'm glad they got him though. No worries. They got him."