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For Immediate Release

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July 16, 2014 James A. Cunfer, Chief Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests one of Pennsylvania's Most Wanted Fugitives

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 Wanted fugitives.

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 Department.

“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 apprehended.”

“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.

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

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