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For Immediate Release

February 11, 2014 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Suspect for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Hector Suarez, a 56-year old man, in Middlesex, New Jersey.

On September 23, 2013, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department obtained an arrest warrant from Magisterial District Judge Kristina Anzini, charging Suarez with the following offenses:

  • Aggravated Indecent Assault Without Consent
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault – Forcible Compulsion
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault – Complaint Less Than 13 Years Old
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault of Child
  • Indecent Assault – Without Consent of Other
  • Indecent Assault Forcible Compulsion
  • Indecent Assault Person Less Than 13 Years of Age
  • Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense
  • Corruption of Minors

On November 14, 2013 the Stroud Area Regional Police Department requested assistance of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and apprehend Suarez.

Fugitive Task Force members developed information that Suarez fled from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. An investigative lead was sent to the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) in Newark, NJ.

On February 11, Suarez was arrested by members of the NY/NJ RFTF without incident in the 600 block of Voorhees Ave in Middlesex, NJ. He was turned over to local authorities for processing pending further judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes an aggressive, deliberate approach in locating and arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses, especially those wanted for sex crimes against children. It is my sincere hope that the victim will find some measure of comfort knowing that the alleged attacker has been brought to justice.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department. Assistance was provided by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and New Jersey 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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