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For Immediate Release

April 04, 2016 Luke Chastain, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Wisconsin (608) 301-6007;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Local Sex Offender Arrested in Florida

Madison, WI - Wayne Haff, 56, was arrested last week in Ocklawaha, FL by members of U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant had been issued pursuant to an investigation by the Town of Madison Police Department where it is alleged that Haff committed repeated sexual assault of a child. Haff was already a life time sex offender registrant in Wisconsin, having been previously convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child in 1990 in Dane County.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad along with the Town of Madison Police Department initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Haff. Through investigative efforts it was determined that Haff had left Wisconsin and was living in Florida. Members of U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force were able to locate and arrest Haff in Ocklawaha, FL. Haff is currently being held in custody at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida where he also faces potential new charges of failing to register as a sex offender in Florida.

The Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad is comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Since the inception of the Badgerland Fugitive Apprehension Squad in 2007, these partnerships have resulted in over 2320 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses.

The U.S. Marshals Service, established in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. More federal fugitives are apprehended by the U.S. Marshals each year than by all other federal agencies combined.

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