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Thursday, January 29, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Scranton Rape Suspect


Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Noren Cortez, a 43-year old man. On January 28, 2015, the Scranton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Cortez with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 16 years old, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault less than 16 years old, indecent assault less than 13 years old, sexual contact with a minor and corruption of minors.

On January 29, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Cortez without incident at a business on Alberigi Drive in Jessup, PA. He was turned over to the Scranton Police Department pending judicial proceedings on the case.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “Crimes of this significance, especially against our children, do irreparable harm. It is our mission to move rapidly on these types of fugitives and bring them before the court to answer for their crimes.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 23 state, county and local police agencies, including the Scranton Police Department and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole – both of whom participated in this arrest.

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