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For Immediate Release

November 08, 2016 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
U.S. Marshals Arrest Child Rape Suspect
Dayton, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Robert Taylor, age 53.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) worked closely with the Dayton Police Department after Robert Taylor was charged with raping a child over the course of several years. On October 19, 2016 a warrant on indictment came out for Taylor. The charges include rape of a child under 13 and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Through the investigation, SOFAST developed information that Robert Taylor was residing at an address on North Findley Street in Dayton, Ohio. It is believed that Taylor was avoiding police contact after the indictment was issued. After several weeks of investigation and many working hours, Dayton SOFAST tracked down and arrested Taylor without incident. Taylor was then transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Through cooperative efforts such as SOFAST, dangerous fugitives who prey on children will be brought to justice.

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

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