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For Immediate Release

August 30, 2018

Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Kansas (913) 551-6581;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Service Arrest Man in Manhattan, KS for Aggravated Sexual Abuse with Children

Topeka KS – On Wednesday, August 29th, the Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (KFATF), Topeka Division arrested Robert Cooper, age 36, in Manhattan, Kansas. Cooper was wanted on an arrest warrant issued earlier in the day by the United States District Court in Kansas, for charges of aggravated sexual abuse with children. The Army’s Fort Riley Criminal Investigative Division (CID) requested the assistance of the KFATF in locating and arresting Cooper. Cooper allegedly had assaulted the same minor victim on multiple occasions, which formed the basis of the charges against him. Cooper has a history of violence in his background, to include an arrest for an assault in North Carolina in 2012.

Following up on leads, the KFATF was able to locate Cooper at an apartment complex in Manhattan within hours of receiving the arrest warrant. Cooper was caught off guard and was arrested without incident by the task force. He was booked into jail and currently awaits his initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge. Serving arrest warrants on sex offenders is a top priority of the United States Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional fugitive task force comprised of the United States Marshals Service, Topeka Police Department, Kansas Department of Corrections, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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