Williamsport, PA – Today, United
States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Andrew Balonis – a 24 year-old
man in the borough of Northumberland, PA.
On August 23, 2013, the Syracuse Police Department charged Balonis with
Possessing a Sexual Performance of a Child. It was alleged that Balonis
possessed 273 videos and 383 images of children engaged in sexual acts.
Syracuse Police Department requested the assistance of the New York/New
Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating and arresting Balonis.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, based upon an investigative lead, members
of the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force located and
arrested Balonis without incident at a home in the 400 block of Water
Street, Northumberland, PA. Balonis was arraigned as a fugitive from justice
in front of Magisterial District Justice Edward Mihalik and released on
$50,000 unsecured bail.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Fugitives charged with crimes
against our children are a very high priority. This arrest reflects the
agency’s commitment to making our communities more safe and secure.”
The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the
Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Section.
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