Scranton, PA – U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Raymond Brennan – a 37-year old Bradford County man – in Burlington, North Carolina. Brennan was being sought on multiple charges by the Pennsylvania State Police-Towanda barracks and the Athens Township Police Department (Bradford County).
In July of 2011, the Athens Township Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police received information that two minors were sexually assaulted. The assaults allegedly began in 2009 and continued for two years, in both Athens and Litchfield Townships. These allegations were fully investigated.
On August 17, 2011, Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw of Sayre issued an arrest warrant for Brennan, based upon the Athens Township Police investigation. Brennan was charged with:
- 20 counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
- 20 counts of Statutory Sexual Assault
- 20 counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault (victim less than 16 years of age)
- 20 counts of Indecent Assault of Person less than 16 Years of Age
- 20 counts of Sexual Assault
- 20 counts of Corruption of Minors
On November 8, 2011, Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw of Sayre issued a second arrest warrant for Brennan, based upon the Pennsylvania State Police investigation. He was charged with the additional crimes of:
- 5 counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child
- 5 counts of Indecent Assault of a Person less than 13 Years of Age
- 1 count of Corruption of Minors
On November 8, the Pennsylvania State Police requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Brennan. The case was adopted by the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshals based in Scranton conducted interviews and investigated several leads. Information was developed that Brennan fled from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. This information was sent to Deputy U.S. Marshals in Greensboro, North Carolina.
On January 10, 2012, at about 11:30 AM, Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Brennan in Burlington, NC. He was lodged in the Alamance County Prison as a fugitive from justice, pending court hearings and his extradition to Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The United States Marshals Service recognizes the importance of removing dangerous child predators from the street. This case in particular required expediency to ensure no other child would be hurt. We dedicated extra resources in bringing Brennan to justice.”