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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 22, 2014 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Suspect Wanted for Sexual Offenses of a Minor

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Keith Biegger, a 19-year old man, in San Diego, California.

In June 2013, the York City Police Department began investigating allegations that Biegger committed sexual offenses against minors. On January 15, 2014, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Linda Williams, charging Biegger with the following offenses:

  • 1 Count - Child Pornography
  • 3 Counts - Invasion of Privacy – View, Photograph, etc. Person Without Consent
  • 3 Counts - Contact/Communication With a Minor – Sexual Abuse
  • 1 Count - Indecent Assault - Person Less than 13 years of Age
  • 1 Count – Produce/Present/Direct Obscene Performance - Minor

On January 17, the York City Police Department requested assistance of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and apprehend Biegger.

Information was developed that Biegger may have fled to the greater San Diego area. An investigative lead was sent to U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of California.

On January 21, Biegger was arrested without incident in the 6000 block of Bantam Lake Avenue in San Diego. He was turned over to local authorities for processing, pending further judicial proceedings concerning his extradition back to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “It is the duty and responsibility of the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest fugitives wanted for crimes against children. Persons charged with these types of crimes are given the highest priority. This most recent arrest is a testament to the Task Force’s commitment to making our communities more safe and secure.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the York City Police Department, a participating fugitive task force member agency. Assistance was provided by USMS personnel and task force members from the Southern District of California.

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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