Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Scranton Sex Assault Suspect

Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Xavier Platon, 20, wanted for statutory sexual assault and other related offenses.

On August 14, 2015, the Scranton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Platon with Statutory Sexual Assault, indecent sexual intercourse with person less than 16 years of age, aggravated indecent assault – less than 16, indecent assault person less than 16 years of age, contact/communication with minor – sexual offenses and corruption of minors.

The Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force developed information that Platon was in the Scranton area. On August 18, Platon was arrested in the 100 block of North Washington Ave by USMS Task Force personnel and was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings in the case.

U.S. Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We give these type cases our utmost attention.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Scranton Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.

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