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For Immediate Release

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September 12, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire
(603) 225-1632
Massachusetts Fugitive Arrested on Rape Charges in Salem, NH

Concord, NH - Last evening, Domingo Palma, 60 of Litchfield, NH was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Salem, NH.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from the Boston Police Department contacted deputy U.S. Marshals in NH requesting assistance in locating and arresting Palma. Recent allegations came to light in Boston, which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Palma for the offense of rape of a child by force. Members of the task force conducted surveillance at multiple locations and developed information on Palma’s whereabouts. Palma was located at a work place in the 400 block of South Broadway Street in Salem, NH, where he was arrested without incident by the Salem Police Department along with other members of the Marshals Task Force.

Palma was transported to the Salem Police Department for processing and charging as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding Massachusetts warrant. Palma will be held at the Rockingham County Jail, pending his initial court appearance in NH and eventual return to Massachusetts to face these very serious allegations.

This arrest was a cooperative effort by several members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including the Boston, Salem, and Litchfield Police Departments; Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and deputy U.S. Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 arrests (updated 09/03/2013). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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

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