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For Immediate Release

February 23, 2016 Ed Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests York Rape Suspect

Harrisburg, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Julio Enrique Melecio, a 41-year old man from York.

On October 8, 2015, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Melecio with Rape and lesser included offenses. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force adopted the case and developed information that Melecio may be staying in a residence in the 900 block of West College Avenue, York, PA. This afternoon, Task Force Officers located Melecio at that residence and he was arrested without incident. He was turned over to the York County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking Unit.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “It is important to bring those charged with serious sex crimes to justice. It is my hope that the victim will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 22 state, county and local police agencies; including the York City Police Department, the York County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police – all of whom participated in this investigation.

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