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Fugitive sought on alleged child sex offense, captured

A man wanted by city police on alleged sexual offenses against a child was arrested in Philadelphia without incidents and will be brought back to the city for a court appearance.

U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said the arrest of Christopher Ray Lamont, 46, of Philadelphia happened Monday without incident. Lamont faces charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent exposure, Pane said. He was turned over to local authorities pending his extradition back to Williamsport.

The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred during and throughout 2019 in Williamsport, he said.

It was also reported to police that after being confronted by an adult about these incidents, Lamont fled the area. The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

“The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible,” Pane said. “We give these types of cases our utmost attention. It is my hope that the victim and family members will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

During this fugitive investigation, the Marshals Service worked jointly with officers from its task force partners including the state police, city police and the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office.

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