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For Immediate Release

April 20, 2018 Edward Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests York County Rape Suspect
York, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jacob Hess, 42, in York, PA.

On April 19, 2018, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Hess with rape of a child, sexual assault and indecent assault person less than 13 years of age. It is alleged that Hess committed sexual acts with the victim multiple times while in York County.

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force immediately began looking for Hess. Earlier today, USMS Fugitive Task Force members located and arrested Hess without incident in the 800 block of West Poplar Street in York. He was turned over to local authorities pending court proceedings.

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 20 state, county and local agencies; including the York City Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, York County District Attorney’s Office and the Northern York Area Regional Police Department. All of whom participated in the investigation.

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