Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service
Fugitive Task Force arrested John Corsaniti, a 53-year old man, in Falling
Water, West Virginia.
In February of 2013, the Northern York County Regional Police Department
began investigating allegations that Corsaniti had inappropriate
communication with a minor in York County, Pennsylvania.
On April 5, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge
Margaret Bria, charging Corsaniti with the following offenses:
- Promoting Prostitution-Encourage
- Corruption of Minors – Defendant Age 18
- Unlawful Contact with Minor – Sexual
In September of 2013, the Northern York
County Regional Police Department requested assistance of the USMS Fugitive
Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and apprehend
Fugitive Task Force members developed information that Corsaniti may have
fled to the state of Maryland. An investigative lead was sent to U.S.
Marshals assigned to the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF).
CARFTF personnel developed information that Corsaniti might be in the
Falling Water, West Virginia area. Contact was made with U.S. Marshals from
the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF).
On May 8, Corsaniti was arrested without incident in the 100 block of Dove
Lane in Falling Water by members of the USMS MSFTF. He was transported to
the Eastern Regional Berkeley County Jail, and turned over to local
authorities for processing pending judicial proceedings concerning his
extradition to Pennsylvania.
United States Marshal Pane stated, “It is critically important that the U.S.
Marshals Service locate and arrest fugitives wanted for crimes against
minors. Persons charged with these types of crimes are given the highest
priority. This arrest is a testament of the Task Force’s commitment to make
our communities safer and more secure.”
The USMS worked jointly in this investigation
with officers from the York City Police Department and the York County
Sheriff’s Office. Additional assistance was also provided by the Capital
Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Mountain State Fugitive Task Force and
the West Virginia State Police.
The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest
the nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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