Honolulu, HI – A joint investigation
by the United States Marshals Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative
Service lead to the arrest of Rusila Mara McMorran, a citizen of the
Federated States of Micronesia. A federal felony warrant was issued against
McMorran, charging her with sexual abuse of a minor - a 13-year-old boy.
McMorran appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi on
Wednesday, August 12 for an initial appearance and is scheduled for a
detention hearing on Friday, August 14 at 3 p.m.
Mark “Dutch” Hanohano, U.S. Marshal for the District of Hawaii, “ensuring
comfort in our community and keeping our keiki and kupuna safe from sexual
predators will always be a top priority by building strong working
relationships with state, local, tribal, and territorial sex offender
registration authorities as well as federal law enforcement partners
responsible for the investigation and prosecution of sex crimes and sex
Prior to the U.S. Congress passing the Adam Walsh Child Protection and
Safety Act, sex offenders who failed to comply with court orders to register
as sex offenders would often elude state authorities by moving from state to
state; failing to notify the authorities in the state they left, or register
in the state into which they moved. In doing so, the offender hoped to avoid
arrest, extradition, and prosecution.
The United States Marshals Service is now the lead agency investigating
criminal violations of the Adam Walsh Act, and as states “tighten up” their
registration requirements in order to meet the national standards required
in the Act, eluding registration as a sex offender is more difficult.
The public is encouraged to contact the United States Marshals Service at
541-3000 and may remain anonymous with information regarding non-compliant
court ordered sex offenders.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
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