For Immediate Release
Steven Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Scranton Sexual Assault Suspect in New Jersey
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 U.S. Marshals Service 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 this investigation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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