Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Connecticut Man Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Minor Arrested in Chesapeake

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Willie Rollins. Rollins was wanted out of New London, Connecticut in relation to the sexual assault of a minor female that occurred in late 2014.

In November 2014, the New London Police Department was notified that a 12 year old female had reportedly been sexually assaulted. Investigation conducted by Detectives with the New London Police Department showed Willie Rollins as the lead suspect. After results came back from a DNA test, warrants were issued in February 2015, charging Rollins with Sexual Assault First Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor.

In February 2015, the New London Police Department received information that Rollins had fled Connecticut, and was possibly residing in the Hampton Roads area. The New London Police Department then requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in New Haven, CT, who relayed this information to the U.S. Marshals in Norfolk late last week.

On the morning of February 24th, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force spotted Rollins exiting a residence on Forest Cove Drive in Chesapeake. Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers quickly took Rollins into custody.

“The arrest of Willie Rollins is yet another example of the partnership between the U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement agencies across the nation. This relationship allows for the quick apprehension of those who attempt to flee from justice, and most importantly sexual offenders who are charged with crimes against young children” said Marshal Mathieson.

Rollins is currently being held at Chesapeake City Jail awaiting extradition back to Connecticut.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 36,050 federal fugitives, 74,000 state and local fugitives and 11,800 sex offenders in 2013. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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