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Friday, October 14, 2016

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Alleged Child Rapist Suspect



Memphis, TN - For months Cortez Rivers has been wanted for Rape of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Battery. Today the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force brought him to justice.

On April 27, 2016 two warrants were issued for Cortez Rivers by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. One was for Rape of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Battery. On September 26 this case was adopted by investigators with the Marshals Task Force.

On October 12 investigators tracked the fugitive to an apartment located on the 2300 block of Dwight. The apartment was searched and the fugitive was located hiding in a closet.

Rivers was transported to the Shelby County Jail without incident.

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