Marshals arrest sex offender on the run for 2 years

Christopher Dornblaser

A convicted sex offender, who was on the run for more than two years, was arrested in New York City last week, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Joseph Wayne Acevedo, 31, was convicted of indecent assault of a minor in November 2006 and has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the release. In October 2013, Acevedo registered his address in the 600 block of East Market Street in York City, but three months later he didn't update his address, the release states.

Local authorities found that Acevedo no longer lived at the address, and a warrant for his arrest was obtained for failure to comply with sex-offender registration. Since then, attempts to find him have proven unsuccessful, authorities say.

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The U.S. Marshals Task Force pursued leads in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, and last Wednesday morning Acevedo was found in the 4200 block of Carpenter Avenue in the Bronx, according to the release.

Acevedo was turned over to the New York Police Department to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

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