Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that
the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Stephen Soultanian, a
48-year old man, in Drums, Pennsylvania.
In 2011, Soultanian was convicted of fraud charges in Northampton County,
and sentenced to a county prison term. After his release, Soultanian was
placed on probation supervision for three (3) years.
In June of 2012, an arrest warrant was issued in Lower Saucon Township,
Northampton County, charging Soultanian with Indecent Assault and Corruption
of Minors. The alleged victims in this case were 13 and 14 years old.
Based upon these new charges, an arrest warrant was issued on August 8 in
Northampton County, charging Soultanian with violation of probation.
On November 26, U.S. Marshals in Allentown requested the USMS Middle
District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task Force to assist in the
location and apprehension of Soultanian.
During the evening hours of December 17, U.S. Marshals based in Scranton
located and arrested Soultanian without incident in the 200 block of Four
Seasons Drive in Drums. Soultanian was returned to Northampton County on the
bench warrant, where he will face prosecution on both criminal cases.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Fugitives wanted for crimes
against young children must be taken off the street, and brought to
U.S. Marshals were assisted in this investigation by its fugitive task force
partner agency, the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office.
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