Scranton, PA – Today, United
States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jorge Aguilar, a
34-year old Scranton man.
In November of 2019, the Scranton
Police Department investigated the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year
old girl. As a result to their investigation detectives obtained an
arrest warrant charging Aguilar with Statutory Sexual Assault, Rape of
Child and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Aguilar in Scranton
were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task
Force was asked to apprehend him.
Today at about 1:45 p.m., the
fugitive investigation led members of the task force to the first block
of Summit Street in East Orange, New Jersey – where Aguilar was arrested
without incident. He was turned over to the New Jersey State Police for
arraignment as a fugitive from justice.
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