Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal
Martin Pane announced that a three-year fugitive investigation ended with
the arrest of Shawn Kevin Fake, a 45-year-old former York resident, for
multiple sex offenses committed against children.
Early this morning, deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers visited a
home in the 800 block of Kenilworth Drive in Warren, OH after learning that
Fake might be found in the residence. Fake was taken into custody without
incident. He had no form of identification in his possession, and initially
denied his identity by providing a false name.
Fake was charged by the York City Police Department in March 2011 with 22
counts of forcible rape, rape of persons less than 13 years of age,
involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated
indecent assault, and corruption of minors.
In 2013, the Pennsylvania State Police named Fake one of their Ten Most
This arrest resulted from a fugitive investigation that lasted more than
three years, conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service (the USMS), the
Pennsylvania State Police, the York City Police Department and the York
County Sheriff’s Department – all members of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in
the Middle District of Pennsylvania. During this time, investigators pursued
leads throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio and learned that Fake
avoided capture using false names and living as a homeless person.
Critical assistance was provided by USMS Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task
Force, the Warren City Police Department and the Youngstown Police
“The primary purpose of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force is to
pull together resources from multiple agencies and apply their specialized
skills to locate and apprehend violent offenders,” United States Marshal
Pane said. “Fugitives like Fake are why this task force exists. No matter
how long it takes, there is no place to hide once this team of experienced
investigators is on your trail. The collaborative effort by the Marshals
Service and our participating task force member agencies is why we were able
to locate this fugitive. It is my sincere hope that the victims can gain
some measure of comfort now that the alleged assailant has been
“I greatly appreciate the exceptional work and cooperation from the U.S.
Marshals Service in capturing this dangerous and elusive fugitive,” said
Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Frank Noonan.
Nationally, USMS task forces combine the efforts of federal, state and local
law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives.
In 2013, the USMS task forces arrested 11,822 fugitive sex offenders
throughout the United States and the world.
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