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For Immediate Release

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December 12, 2012 Steven Rowe, Inspector - Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2212
U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Wanted for Sex Crimes Against Children

Harrisburg, PA - United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the arrest of Kenneth Slaughter, a 25-year old man from Harrisburg.

Slaughter was being sought on an arrest warrant dated December 7, 2012 and signed by Magisterial District Justice James Lenker.

Beginning in September of 2012, the Susquehanna Township Police Department investigated the alleged sexual abuse of two (2) minor children. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued charging Slaughter with:

  • Two counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a victim less than 13 years of age
  • Two counts of Corruption of Minors
  • Two counts of Unlawful Contact/Communication with Minor – Sexual Offenses

The Susquehanna Township Police Department requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service to locate and arrest Slaughter.

This morning, at about 9:00 AM, Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers from the Harrisburg Police Department checked a residence in the Hall Manor public housing project, where they arrested Slaughter without incident. Slaughter was taken before Magisterial District Justice Lenker, and committed to the Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes an aggressive, deliberate approach in locating and arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses, especially those wanted for sex crimes against children. The quick capture of Slaughter reflects the seriousness taken by U.S. Marshals to ensure these type offenders are brought to justice.”

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous and violent offenders.

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

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