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For Immediate Release

September 13, 2018

John Curtis, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrests Fugitive in Child Pornography Case

Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a fugitive wanted by the State of Vermont for failure to appear on an underlying child pornography case.

Jose Paul Agorrea Chammas, 29, of Burlington, Vermont was arrested on September 12, 2018 in South Burlington, Vermont when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals and the South Burlington Police.

Agorrea’s case began in July 2016 when arrested by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit for one felony count and five misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography. This offense carries a maximum sentence of fifteen years. Agorrea failed to appear for his jury trial on May 22, 2017 and has been a fugitive since.

On September 04, 2018, The U.S. Marshals Service offered assistance to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office with the apprehension of Agorrea.

Agorrea was actively evading arrest from law enforcement until apprehended by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Officers from the South Burlington Police Department.

This arrest was the result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals, Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the South Burlington Police Department.

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