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For Immediate Release

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December 12, 2011 Eastern District of California
Deputy Frank Newsom (916) 930-2039
Alleged Child Rapist Caught After 9 Years on the Run

Sacramento, CA - U.S. Marshals have arrested Pasquale Patrick Senatore a 45 year old male in New Jersey for a 2002 warrant out of El Dorado County.

In 1998 Senatore is alleged to have forcibly raped a 14 year old female victim repeatedly over a 3 month period. In approximately 2002 investigators opened up a case after the monstrous allegations came to light. Shortly thereafter investigators attempted to question Senatore regarding the allegations but before they could Senatore fled El Dorado County. Detectives attempted to locate Senatore however he seemingly disappeared and many leads were followed to no avail.

Over the past few years the U.S. Marshals Service and El Dorado County Sheriffs joined forces to locate Senatore. Recently leads were developed that Senatore may have been living in Staten Island, New York. The U.S. Marshals in the Eastern District of New York Sex Offender Investigation Branch were contacted to attempt to locate Senatore. Investigators just missed Senatore by a month but were able to generate new leads of his whereabouts. The search intensified and multiple agencies and resources were utilized to catch up to Senatore. Today during surveillance in New Jersey, U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers spotted Senatore getting into a van and leaving a residence they then made contact and confirmed the person to be Senatore. He was taken into custody without incident. Senatore will be extradited back to El Dorado County where he will face his charges of Forcible Lewd Acts on a child.

This case was part of Project Guardian an initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service which involve high value targets. These cases are often extremely complex and involve extremely heinous acts against children.

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

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