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Child rapist Eric Eugene Hartwell caught after seven days and 1,700 miles on the run, U.S. Marshals Service says.

2:28 PM, Feb 28, 2014   |    comments
Eric Hartwell was caught after apparently cutting off his ankle monitor and leaving a group home in Denver
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(CNN) -- Fugitive Colorado sex offender, Eric Hartwell, who apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a group home, has been apprehended in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

A fugitive warrant was requested minutes after Hartwell, 51, walked away from "Independence House" in Denver a week ago.

Hartwell was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996, according to the Colorado sex offender registry.

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