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For Immediate Release

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July 15, 2019

Christopher Amoia, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of New York (315) 473-7601;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Offer $1,000 Reward for Help Locating Sex Offender

William WardSyracuse, NY – The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive sex offender wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for violating his New York State Parole and by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office for failure to register as a sex offender.

William Ward, 40, who has ties to the Genoa area, was released from prison to parole supervision Dec. 19, 2016, after serving a portion of a six-year sentence for his conviction of second-degree rape. Ward pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a 14-year-old victim.

“Our task force will use all of our available resources with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to bring this fugitive to justice,” said Northern District of New York U.S. Marshal David McNulty.

Ward is a white male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and approximately 195 pounds. His criminal history includes arrests for second-degree rape, second degree criminal sexual act, criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Ward’s arrest. If you have information, contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or the Onondaga County Tip Line at (315) 473-7625. Tips may also be submitted at http://www.usmarshals.gov/tips

The U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force includes Deputy U.S. Marshals, the Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Parole, and the New York State Police. The mission of U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces is to locate and apprehend the most violent and dangerous fugitives and to provide assistance to other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in support of their fugitive investigations.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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