New York, NY – A fugitive wanted on outstanding state charges after he fled Massachusetts, has been arrested today by a team of U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) in the Southern District of New York.
Angel Acevedo, 39, was being sought on a state warrant issued out of Springfield Massachusetts charging him with two counts of Rape of a Child with Force. Acevedo’s victim, a twelve-year-old, subsequently became pregnant as a result of the rape.
In the early morning hours, U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the NY/NJ RFTF orchestrated an operation to locate and apprehend Acevedo after investigators determined he fled to New York City. The investigation further revealed that Acevedo was using an address in East Harlem where he was arrested. Acevedo is currently being held by the New York City Department of Corrections pending removal to Massachusetts.
“Once it was determined that Acevedo fled to New York City, it was imperative that the U.S. Marshals deploy every asset available in order to help assist the city of Springfield and bring the suspect of this heinous crime to justice,” said Michael Greco, United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York. “This is another small example of how a collaborative effort among law enforcement agencies can swiftly end a fugitive’s journey.”
Additional inquiries regarding Acevedo’s state charges can be directed to Sergeant John Delaney of the Springfield Massachusetts Police Department at: (413) 787-6313.
The mission of the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigations Branch is to protect the public from sex offenders through the coordinated enforcement of sex offender registration laws. Assist state, local, tribal and territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders.
The NY/NJ RFTF became operational in April of 2002. With Memorandum of Understandings with over 80 federal, state, or local agencies and five fully operational offices in the New York/New Jersey area, the NY/NJ RFTF has made an extraordinary impact on the investigation and apprehension of the region's most dangerous and violent fugitives.