Criminal Justice News

Monday, June 15, 2015

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

Williamsport, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Cody Stanley, 21, wanted for failure to register as a convicted sex offender.

At approximately 10:30am, Deputy U.S. Marshals visited a home in the 500 block of West Dryden Drive, Freeville, NY and arrested Cody Stanley without incident. The arrest resulted after members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force investigated and learned that Stanley fled from the Bradford County area.

On April 10, 2013, Stanley was convicted of 2nd degree rape in Cortland County, NY. This conviction required that he register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. On May 20, 2015, the Pennsylvania State Police obtained an arrest warrant for Stanley after learning that he failed to update his registration in April 2015.

U.S. Marshal Pane said, “The Marshals Service and its fugitive task force partners are committed to investigating Megan’s Law violators and Adam Walsh Act fugitive cases and bringing those violators to justice.”

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 designated the USMS as the federal agency responsible for assisting state and local authorities in the apprehension of non-compliant sex offenders. The U.S. Marshals Service National Sex Offender Targeting Center collaborates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking Office to support all levels of law enforcement in pursuing unregistered and non-compliant sex offenders.

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