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For Immediate Release

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May 12, 2011 James A. Cunfer, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 323-7245
U.S. Marshals Discover & Track Convicted Sex Offender Who Violated Megan's Law

Harrisburg, PA – On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Alexander Aquilino Alvalle – formerly of Steelton, Dauphin County – in Staten Island, New York.

On March 29, 2005, Alvalle was convicted of Aggravated Indecent Assault against a minor victim in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

In October 2010, the USMS conducted Operation Safe Treats, a program in which Deputy U.S. Marshals and police officers visited the homes of convicted sex offenders in the days leading up to Halloween and trick-or-treating events. Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers checked to verify that the address provided by the offenders, required by Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law, was truthful and correct. During this operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals visited Alvalle’s listed address in the 400 block of North Front Street in Steelton. They determined Alvalle did not live in the home, and had not for some time. Residents of the home believed Alvalle moved to Puerto Rico several months prior. On November 1, 2010, the Steelton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Alvalle, charging him with violating Megan’s Law.

The U.S. Marshals Service opened an investigation to locate and arrest Alvalle. They developed and followed up on investigative leads in Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Delaware, and New York. In March 2011, Deputy U.S. Marshals learned Alvalle was living in New York City. It was discovered Alvalle did not have a fixed address. U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania and New York worked to further narrow down his location. In early May, they began to focus on a specific neighborhood in Staten Island. On Thursday, May 12, U.S. Marshals set up surveillance on a block in that neighborhood. At approximately, 2:45 PM, Alvalle was located and arrested by U.S. Marshals. Alvalle, 42-years old, was turned over to New York authorities for court proceedings related to his extradition back to Pennsylvania.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 designates the USMS as the federal agency responsible for assisting state and local police agencies locate and arrest sex offenders who fail to update their required Megan’s Law information.

Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Megan’s Law Violators and Adam Walsh fugitive cases are a top priority. As the lead federal agency responsible for the apprehension of non-compliant sex offenders, we will not rest until these fugitives are brought to justice. We owe this to our communities and families.”

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

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