For Immediate Release
|June 10, 2019||
Steve Rowe, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 648-1580;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Scranton Sexual Assault Suspect in NY|
Scranton, PA – A
U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in New York this morning arrested a
19-year-old Scranton man wanted for sexual assault of a child.
On June 20, 2018,
the Scranton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging
Quintin S. Smith with statutory sexual assault after it was alleged that
he engaged in a sex act with a 12-year-old. Attempts to find Smith
in Scranton were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service was asked to
At about 5:45 a.m.
today, the fugitive investigation led members of the task force to an
apartment in the 900 block of Rev. James A. Polite Avenue, Bronx, New
York, where Smith was arrested without incident. He was turned
over to the New York Police Department to await extradition to
“The U.S. Marshals
Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious
sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible,” said U.S. Marshal for the
Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin Pane. “We give these types of
cases our utmost attention. It is my hope that the victim and
family members will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in
The USMS Fugitive Task Force is composed of 20 state and local police agencies, including the Pennsylvania State Police and the Scranton Police Department – both of whom participated in this arrest.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.