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For Immediate Release

Steven Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 648-1580

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Carlisle Sexual Assault Suspect

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Willie Walker, a 25-year old Philadelphia man.

In May of 2019, the Carlisle Police Department investigated the sexual assault of a 15-year old girl. As a result of their investigation they obtained an arrest warrant charging Walker with Indecent Assault and Corruption of Minors. Attempts to find Walker were unsuccessful and the case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.

Today at about 8:30 a.m., members of the task force checked an apartment in the 300 block of East Burd Street, Shippensburg and arrested Walker without incident. He was turned over to the Carlisle Police Department for arraignment and processing.

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 U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the Harrisburg Bureau of Police; the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office; the Swatara Township Police Department; and, the Derry Township Police Department – all of whom participated in this investigation. The Carlisle Police Department also participated in the arrest.

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

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