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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wexford Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Failure to Surrender to Serve his Prison Sentence

U.S. Marshals arrested fugitive Daniel Teed Monday afternoon in Flagstaff, Arizona

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of failure of to register as a sex offender and failure to surrender for service of sentence, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on February 13, named Daniel Teed, 56, of Wexford, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, from October 23, 2017, and continuing through the date of this indictment, Teed, who was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) after being convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of Children on June 14, 2017, knowingly failed to register, as required by the SORNA. The indictment further alleges that on January 2, 2018, Teed, after having been released, while awaiting surrender for service of sentence after conviction for Sex Trafficking of Children, a felony, and having been directed by the Court to surrender for service of sentence to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Loretto in the Western District of Pennsylvania, knowingly and willfully failed to surrender for service of sentence as ordered by the Court.

Teed was arrested on February 12 in Flagstaff, Ariz. The U.S. Marshals Service led a nationwide manhunt that resulted in the apprehension. Teed, a convicted sex offender, was wanted for failing to surrender to serve a 10-year prison term. Deputy Marshals were dispatched to multiple states and eventually developed information that Teed had traveled to Flagstaff. Investigation revealed that Teed was employing an alias and had disguised his appearance to avoid capture. Deputy Marshals developed information that Teed was at staying at the Super 8 in the 2500 block of East Lucky Lane, in Flagstaff. Teed was arrested without incident late Monday afternoon as he exited the motel and approached his vehicle.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years imprisonment, fine of $500,000, a term of supervised release for no more than three years, or any or all of the above. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 14, 2018