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For Immediate Release

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January 14, 2010 SDUSM Thomas Henman, District of Arizona (602) 382-8767
Two Child Molesters Sought by U.S. Marshals Captured and Returned to the United States

Phoenix, AZ – This afternoon, two convicted child molesters who left a men’s shelter in Mesa in August 2009 were returned to the United States from Mexico.

In August 2009, Donald Temple, age 25, and Matthew Ellsworth, age 27, along with Randy Brown and Manual Dominguez left the East Valley Men’s Shelter in Mesa where they were required to reside as a condition of their probation. This facility is a transitional living center comprised partially of offenders on probation. All four individuals were on lifetime Maricopa County probation after their convictions in separate offenses for molestation of a child. Their victims ranged in age from four to eleven years old.

On January 12, 2010, Temple and Ellsworth were located and taken into custody at a residence in Chihuahua, Mexico by state police based on information developed by the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix. On January 14, 2010, Temple and Ellsworth, both U.S. Citizens, were deported to the United States through the point of entry in El Paso, Texas. They were booked into the El Paso County jail where they are pending extradition to Arizona for probation violation and failure to register as a sex offender charges. Brown and Dominguez are still at large.

United States Marshal David Gonzales praised law enforcement in both countries adding, “The United States Marshals Service, working with our counterparts in Mexico, were able to locate and return two child predators who thought they were safe outside the U.S.” The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined. For more information on other USMS Top 15 fugitives and USMS Major Cases, go to www.usmarshals.gov.


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