Saturday, November 23, 2013

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Megan's Law Offender in York

Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Scott Kolocin – a 46-year old man formerly registered as a homeless sex offender in Lancaster, PA.

On March 13, 2002, Kolocin was convicted of Indecent Assault in York County. This conviction required him to register as a sex offender under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law. Kolocin most recently registered as a homeless person in Lancaster.

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Lancaster Police Department charged Kolocin with failing to register as a sex offender and failure to maintain his registration requirements. The USMS Fugitive Task Force investigated and learned that Kolocin may be in the York area.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at about 9 AM, members of the USMS Fugitive Task Force checked a hotel in the 3400 block of Susquehanna Trail, York and arrested Kolocin without incident. He was turned over to the York County Sheriff Central Booking Unit for arraignment.

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 registration requirements.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania has a zero tolerance policy pertaining to sex offenders who fail to maintain their registration requirements. Compliance with the law is easy. For those who don’t, we will not rest until they are brought to justice. We owe this to our communities.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the York City Police Department, the York County Sheriff’s Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Unit.

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