Man Wanted for Numerous Sex Offenses Involving Minors Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

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Inwood, WV
– Members of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State
Fugitive Task Force arrested Joel Keck, 44, of Charles Town, WV on
outstanding felony warrants issued out of Jefferson County. The warrants
charge Keck with numerous sex offenses involving minors including 1st
Degree Sexual Assault (victim under 12 years of age), 1st Degree Sexual
Abuse (victim under 12 years of age), and Distribution or Exhibition of
Sexually Explicit Material Involving Minors.

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task
Force developed information that Keck frequented the area of Development
Drive, Inwood, WV. On the above mentioned date, Mountain State Fugitive
Task Force members observed Keck operating his vehicle on Development
Drive and a traffic stop was initiated. Keck briefly attempted to evade
law enforcement but quickly realized he was surrounded and surrendered
to officers.

“The charges against the fugitive in this case
are very disturbing. I am thankful for the work of our Task Force
members in locating and apprehending this individual in a safe and
effective manner,” said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.

The law enforcement agencies involved in the
arrest of Keck were the Martinsburg Police Department, Jefferson County
Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Town Police
Department, West Virginia State Police, and United States Marshals
Service.

Keck is currently being held at the Eastern
Regional Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest
federal law enforcement agency, having served the country since 1789.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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