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For Immediate Release

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March 18, 2016 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
U.S. Marshals Arrest Rape Suspect
 

Springfield, OH - This afternoon, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Albert Scott, age 64. The Springfield Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Albert Scott on 4 counts of rape and 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition. The charges stem from incidents that occurred between 1992 and 1997. The victim, who was 6 years old in 1992, recently came forward and reported the alleged conduct to the Springfield Police Department.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST, along with Springfield Police officers, acted quickly once the warrant was issued. Through the investigation, SOFAST developed information that Scott was staying at an address on North Limestone Street in Springfield. SOFAST went to the residence and located Scott inside. Scott was arrested and transported to the Clark County Jail. Through cooperative efforts such as SOFAST, dangerous fugitives who prey on children will be brought to justice.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals Service, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Wright State University Police, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Springboro Police Department.

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

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

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