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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 01, 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 for Sexual Assault of Minors

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Aman Ziadeh, a 53-year old man, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes a very active, aggressive approach in locating and arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses such as sex crimes against children. Although the District Justice released Ziadeh on unsecured bail, it is my sincere hope that the victims will find some measure of comfort knowing the alleged attacker has been brought to justice.”

In July of 2013, the Lower Paxton Township Police Department began investigating allegations of sexual misconduct on two minors. It is alleged that Ziadeh had inappropriate contact with the minors on multiple occasions. On March 24, 2014, Lower Paxton Township Police obtained an arrest warrant from Magisterial Judge William Wenner, charging Ziadeh with the following offenses:

  • 2 counts of Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above
  • 2 counts of Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses
  • 2 counts of Indecent Assault - Person Less than 13 Years of Age

After the issuance of the arrest warrant, the Lower Paxton Township Police Department requested assistance of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and apprehend Ziadeh.

On April 1, Ziadeh was arrested by Task Force members without incident in the 1600 block of Colonial Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was taken before Magisterial Judge Wenner. Ziadeh was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, and his travel was restricted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ziadeh was also required to surrender his Egyptian passport and to be under pre-trial supervision pending the final disposition of this case.

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from Lower Paxton Township Police Department.

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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