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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 21, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Child Sexual Battery Suspect Arrested by Marshals Task Force

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man wanted in Escambia County for three sexual assault charges on a person under 18 years old. Anthony Cherry was captured this morning around 11:00 a.m. while he tried to hide in a bedroom of a house.

Cherry is wanted by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for Sexual Battery by a Custodian on a Victim Over 12 and Under 18 years of age, Soliciting an Act of Sexual Battery by a Custodian on a Victim Under 18 years old and Lewd and Lascivious Behavior on a Victim 12 years old and up to 16 years of age.

According to police reports Cherry allegedly committed these acts between March 8 and March 11 of this year. Reports also alleged that on one of the occasions he held her arms down behind her while performing sexual acts. Cherry, 36, was arrested without further incident by Task Force members form the U.S. Marshals, Escambia and Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office along with help from Escambia Patrol Deputies. Cherry was transported to the Escambia County Jail and has a bond set at $52,500.00

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

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