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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 04, 2021 Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 648-1580;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals and Scranton Police Department Verify Addresses
of Registered Sex Offenders Living in Scranton Area

Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the results of Operation Dunder Mifflin – an effort to verify the registered addresses of convicted sex offenders.

Between August 2nd and September 17th, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) coordinated with the Scranton Police Department – supported by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Megan’s Law Section – to verify the registered home addresses of 219 registered sex offenders living in and around Scranton.

Thirteen of these offenders were found to be in violation of sex offender registration laws – nine were arrested and four are sought for the violations. Those arrested include:

  •  Evan Bolthouse, a 22-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Indecent Assault.

  • Israel Capeless-Medina, a 39-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Indecent Assault.

  • Christopher Cigna, a 44-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Sexual Abuse of Children.

  • Heather Laracuente-Ellingwood, a 41-year-old Scranton woman who was required to register for a conviction of Statutory Rape in New York.

  • Joseph Maurer, a 24-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Corruption of Minors.

  • Charles Prymock, a 35-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Indecent Assault.

  • Dale Thomas, a 48-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Indecent Assault.

  • Kevin Sanford, a 43-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for Sexual Abuse in New York.

  •  And, Ronald Williams, a 53-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 designated the USMS as the federal agency responsible for helping local and state authorities locate and arrest convicted sex offenders who fail to comply with their Megan’s Law requirements. It’s a mission that receives top priority and constant attention within our agency.”

And Scranton Chief of Police Leonard A. Namiotka added, “This joint operation was successful in ensuring those required to register remain compliant and those who are in violation are brought before the court to answer for their non-compliance. The cooperation between the Scranton Police Department and our law enforcement partners is paramount in making our community safe for all citizens.”

Those four offenders sought for the outstanding warrants (photos below) include:

  • Rafael Aguilu, a 43-year-old Scranton who was required to register for a conviction of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse.

  • Ricardo Reid, a 47-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of a 2nd degree sex offense in North Carolina.

  • Bradley Runk, a 20-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Corruption of Minors.

  • And, Almond Santos, a 30-year-old Scranton man who was required to register for a conviction of Indecent Assault.

Rafael Aguily, Ricardo Reid, Bradley Runk, Almond Santos

Anyone with information about these, or other fugitives, is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at
1-800-336-0102 or usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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

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