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For Immediate Release

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May 09, 2016

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632

 
Fugitive Sex Offender Arrested by U.S. Marshals in New York
 
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – Fugitive sex offender, William Soltan, 33, was arrested this past Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Shirley, NY. Soltan is a Tier II sex offender and is required to register for life while living in New Hampshire. Soltan was originally convicted of 2 counts of felonious sexual assault on a child between 13 and 16 years of age. In 2011, at the time of the offense, Soltan was approximately 29 years old and his victim was age 14.

Soltan had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued on January 7, 2015 by the Manchester Police Department for failure to register as a sex offender. Mr. Soltan was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 5, 2016. The next day, information was received from an anonymous tipster pointing to New York. This information was developed by Investigators, which led to the location and arrest of Soltan on May 6th in Shirley, NY.

This arrest was made by members of U.S. Marshals, New York Regional Fugitive Task Force. Soltan will be held in custody in New York, pending his return to New Hampshire on his outstanding arrest warrant.

Soltan had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 5, 2016, which was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and prominently featured on the internet. This program has been a remarkably successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 05/03/2016). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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

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