U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Massachusetts Man Wanted for Rape

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Concord,
NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of Commonwealth of
Massachusetts fugitive, Fred Walker. Fred G. Walker, 71
years-of-age, whose last known address was in Taunton, MA was being
sought on an arrest warrant issued by the Taunton District Court on
February 18, 2022. This warrant alleges that Walker committed the
following offenses: rape of a child with a ten-year age difference;
indecent assault & battery on a child under age 14; and attempting to
commit a crime. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in
Massachusetts was able to determine that Walker was no longer residing
in Taunton, Massachusetts and was likely residing with a family member
in Londonderry, NH. This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH
Joint Fugitive Task Force, along with members of the Londonderry Police
Department went to an apartment on Bridle Path in Londonderry, NH, where
Mr. Walker was located and arrested without incident. Walker was brought
to the Londonderry Police Department, where he was processed as a
fugitive from justice based on the outstanding arrest warrant issued out
of Massachusetts. Walker will be held at the Rockingham County Jail in
Brentwood, NH pending his initial court appearance in New Hampshire and
subsequent return to Massachusetts to face these very serious
allegations.This investigation and arrest were conducted by the
US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the
Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Londonderry Police Department,
along with deputy U.S. Marshals.U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard said,
“The U.S. Marshal Service specializes in tracking down fugitives around
the country and around the world.” Willard continued, “This network of
investigators shares information seamlessly to ensure that these
fugitives are brought to justice as quickly and safely as possible,
which is exactly what happened in this case.”Since the inception
of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002,
these partnerships have resulted in over 8,542 arrests (Updated as of
12/31/2021). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder,
assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and
numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals
Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in
94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task
forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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