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For Immediate Release

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May 16, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277
U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Sex Offender in York County

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service arrested Jose Gildardo Espinoza-Castro, a 45-year old man, in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

In April 2013, it is alleged that Espinoza-Castro committed sexual offenses against a minor in York County, Pa. On May 10, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Dwayne Dubs, charging Espinoza-Castro with the following offenses:

  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Indecent Assault of a Person Less than 13 Years Old
  • Endangering the Welfare of Children
  • Simple Assault - Attempt

The Hanover Borough Police Department requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Information was developed on the possible whereabouts of Espinoza-Castro in York County.

During the morning hours of May 16, U.S. Marshals arrested Espinoza-Castro in the 300 block of High Street in Hanover, Pa. The fugitive was arrested without incident.

Espinoza-Castro was turned over to the Hanover Police Department for processing. The fugitive will be arraigned on the outstanding charges.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Fugitives charged with crimes against our children are a very high priority. The Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force worked very hard to locate and arrest this fugitive. While he was on the run, there could be no justice for the young victim. It is my sincere hope that, by taking this fugitive off the street, some measure of comfort will be realized.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted in this investigation by personnel from the Hanover Borough Police Department, York City Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Latimore Township Police Department, and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. These agencies are participating members of the Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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

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

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