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For Immediate Release

Contact:
November 30, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Ron Lindbak, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (813) 299-6982;
Chief Inspector Billy Sorukas, USMS International Investigations Branch (202) 353-4070
U.S. Marshals Track Down Accused Child Molester in Morocco

Tampa, FL – Rory Patrick Doyle, 58, a St. Petersburg doctor who fled the United States in 2001 to avoid prosecution on alleged child molestation charges in Pinellas County has been arrested in Tangier by Moroccan law enforcement authorities.

Moroccan authorities arrested Doyle on Tuesday, based upon an INTERPOL Red Notice from the United States. He was located at an apartment he rented under his alias of David West in Tangier, Morocco. Investigators believe Doyle had been living there for approximately one year prior to his arrest. In 2004 Doyle legally changed his name to David West by deed poll in Ireland in an attempt to elude law enforcement in the United States.

In July of 2000, Doyle was arrested by the St. Petersburg and Treasure Island Police Departments on allegations of child molestation between 1994 and 2000. While awaiting trial on these charges, Doyle fled the United States to avoid prosecution.

In 2006, the United States Marshals Service, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Tampa Office, working with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Pinellas County Prosecutor’s Office, adopted the apprehension responsibility for Doyle.

He was subsequently located and arrested in Ireland by Irish authorities on an INTERPOL Red Notice. Doyle was granted a 125,000 Euro bail from the Irish Government while attempting to fight extradition back to the United States. In January 2010, the Ireland High Court ordered his extradition to the U.S., but he then appealed to their Supreme Court. Doyle, fearing extradition back to the United States, absconded and fled Ireland in December 2011. In August 2012, the USMS was notified that Doyle had fled Ireland.

The USMS resumed the investigation for Doyle and began following up on numerous international leads with the assistance of the USMS International Investigations Branch and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. On Tuesday, information was developed that Doyle was residing in the town of Tangier, Morocco, under the alias Davis West. DSS working with the Moroccan authorities arrested Doyle without incident at his apartment. The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service is the most widely represented law enforcement organization in the world, located at more than 280 State Department posts worldwide. This worldwide presence, along with extensive police contacts in those locations, allows DSS to assist the U.S. Marshals Service in locating fugitives who have fled U.S. jurisdiction.

“Diplomatic Security’s Regional Security Office in Casablanca maintains an excellent relationship with local law enforcement personnel who worked with our agents, resulting in the Doyle capture,” said Scott Bultrowicz, director of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. “The success of this operation is an excellent example of cooperation among both our fellow federal law enforcement agencies and our international partners.”

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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