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Child rape suspect captured off Florida coast

EPD worked with multiple law enforcement partners to locate and arrest suspect


Last updated 5/20/2021 at 10:17am

Edmonds Police Department

The suspect, at left, after being captured.

A 34-year-old Edmonds man is in custody and being held in the Lee County Jail in Florida awaiting an extradition hearing to Washington state for charges of child rape and child molestation.

Edmonds Police worked with members of the Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force (VOTF), who have a partnership with the U.S. Marshal's Service, said Edmonds Police Sgt. Josh McClure.

Police determined the suspect fled Washington and was on a boat in Florida. Marshals in Florida located the suspect on his boat in the waters off the Florida Gulf coast and took him into custody without incident on S...

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