Martinsburg, WV – A man wanted in West Virginia for numerous sex offenses involving a minor was arrested Dec. 12 by U.S. Marshals in Clarksburg, Maryland.
On July 19, a warrant was issued out of Berkeley County for Hwang Kim, who was charged with numerous sex offenses involving minors including first-degree sexual abuse and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian to a child.
On Nov. 2, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in apprehedending Kim. Upon receipt of the case, investigators were able to develop information that indicated Kim was residing in Clarksburg, Maryland, and requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force in apprehending him. Kim was taken into custody without incident.
“This case is another illustration of how well we work with our state and local agencies to bring wanted fugtives to justice,” said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore. “The charges against this fugitive are very serious and I am thankful for the hard work of our task force partners in getting this person into custody.”
Kim is currently being held at the Montgomery County, Maryland, Correctional Facility as a fugitive from justice and is awaiting extradition back to West Virginia.
Additional information on this case may be obtained from the Berkeley County Prosecutor’s Office in Martinsburg.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, having served the country since 1789.