Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Sekete Lerotholi, a 44-year old Brooklyn man
with no fixed address.
On July 18, 2018, the Pocono Mountain
Regional Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Lerotholi
with Attempt - Rape of a Child and lesser included offenses. Attempts to
find him in the Poconos were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service
(USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.
21, 2019 at about 7:45 a.m., the fugitive investigation led members of
the task force to a building in the 1800 block of Utica Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York – where Lerotholi was arrested without incident.
Lerotholi was turned over to the New York Police Department to await
extradition to Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The
U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of bringing those
charged with serious sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We
give these type 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 custody.”
The USMS Fugitive Task Force is comprised of
20 state and local police agencies, including the Pennsylvania State
Police and the Scranton Police Department – both of whom participated in
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency