Alleged child rapist arrested by US Marshals in Manchester

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MANCHESTER –– A Pennsylvania man facing multiple charges, including first-degree felony rape of a child, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Manchester early Tuesday morning.

Marcus McDaniel, 37, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was apprehended at a hotel on Brown Ave. following a bench warrant issued Monday when he failed to appear for jury selection at his trial in the Lycoming County Court.

Upon his return to Pennsylvania, McDaniel will stand trial for charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person under 13, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, and attempted rape of a child.

The U.S. Marshals Service Middle District of Pennsylvania contacted Task Force Supervisor William Tufts at 8:13 a.m., indicating that investigative findings suggested McDaniel was staying and working in Manchester.

Within an hour, McDaniel’s location was discovered and he was subsequently arrested.

“A man facing these types of charges needs to be apprehended as quickly and safely as possible,” said Tufts. “Securing the safety of our communities, especially our children, is an absolute imperative. I am proud of the role the Marshals Service plays assisting local law enforcement’s unwavering dedication to shield our most vulnerable from predators.”

McDaniel has been charged as a “Fugitive from Justice” and will face extradition proceedings at Hillsborough County Superior Court -North in the coming days.

Until then, he will be housed at the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections.

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