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For Immediate Release

August 17, 2012 Senior Inspector William Taylor
Southern District of Ohio (937) 313-3052
Wanted Child Rapist Busted in Dayton
Dayton, OH – The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) announced today that after an intense investigation, Timothy Slusher was arrested this morning when he was found hiding at a residence on Sandhurst Drive in Dayton, Ohio.

On August 16, 2012, the Dayton SOFAST team was notified by Detectives from the Dayton Police Department that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Timothy Slusher for the knifepoint rape of a child under the age of 13.

Over the evening of August 16th and into the morning of August 17th, the fugitive investigators assigned to SOFAST began following leads and conducted numerous interviews which indicated Slusher was aware of the warrant for his arrest and had sought refuge at a residence on Sandhurst Drive.

At approximately 9:30 AM this morning, SOFAST investigators made contact with the occupants of the Sandhurst residence and quickly located Slusher in an upstairs bedroom. Slusher was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail.

Dayton SOFAST is comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Wright State University Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Trotwood Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, and the Springboro Police Department.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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