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Florida Man Extradited From Morocco

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After 12 years on the run, Rory Patrick Doyle has been returned to the U.S. to face child molestation charges. (Getty Images)

After 12 years on the run, Rory Patrick Doyle has been returned to the U.S. to face child molestation charges. (Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former St. Petersburg physician who fled the United States 12 years ago after being charged with molesting two children has been extradited from Morocco.

Pinellas County jail records show 58-year-old Rory Patrick Doyle was booked Friday on charges that include lascivious molestation and failing to appear in court. Jail records do not list an attorney.

The Tampa Tribune reports Doyle had been in the custody of Moroccan authorities for the last 11 months after going to the northwest African country from Ireland in August 2012.

Doyle was at a St. Petersburg allergy and asthma clinic when he was arrested in July 2000. The allegations of child molestation took place between 1994 and 2000. Officials say while awaiting trial, Doyle fled to Ireland to avoid prosecution.

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