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Man Accused of Raping Children Arrested by U.S. Marshals

For immediate release

Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Canton, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested David Hanshe, 34. Hanshe was wanted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 5 counts of rape of a child.

It is alleged from approximately December of 2013 to December of 2016, Hanshe raped and sexually assaulted 3 different children under the age of 8 and as young as 18 months old multiple times. The warrants for Hanshe were issued on July 11, 2022. Today, members of the NOVFTF arrested Hanshe at a residence near the 1100 block of 16th Street NE in Canton. According to investigators, Hanshe has been living in the Canton area for the past year. A firearm was also seized from the same residence during the arrest.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The crimes this fugitive is accused of committing are despicable and deserving of just punishment. Our task force members dropped everything and made this case a priority.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip online. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Canton Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: United States Marshals Service, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Canton Police Department, Canal Fulton Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, New Philadelphia Police Department, Navarre Police Department, North Canton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Perry Township Police Department, Stark County Family Court, Stark County Park District, Stark County Probation, and Uniontown Police Department.

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