Saturday, September 12, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Bradford County Megan’s Law Violator in New York

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Lewis Cheresnowsky, a 56-year old man formerly of Canton, Bradford County.

On September 19, 2005, Cheresnowsky was convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Somerset County, ME. This conviction required Cheresnowsky register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and – in August of 2015 – he registered a home address in the 300 block of Grover Road, Canton, Pennsylvania. In September of 2015, the Pennsylvania State Police learned that Cheresnowsky didn’t live at that address and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with failure to comply with registration requirements as a Sex Offender. Efforts to find Cheresnowsky in Brandford county were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force launched an investigation to apprehend him.

That investigation ultimately led to Waverly, New York. This morning at about 7 a.m., deputy marshals and its task force partners, arrested Cheresnowsky without incident in the 100 block of Center Street, Waverly. Cheresnowsky was turned over to local authorities for extradition proceedings.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service and its Fugitive Task Force partners are committed to the apprehension of sex offenders who disregard their registration requirements. Cheresnowsky’s capture was a direct result of our commitment to that mission.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 21 state, county and local police agencies; including the Pennsylvania State Police – whose Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Megan’s Law Section work side by side with the USMS everyday. Additional assistance was provided by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and Waverly Police Department.

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