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Pa. prison escapee charged with raping child

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Child rape

A man who escaped from a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections halfway house has been charged with raping a 12-year-old child while he was on the loose.

Thirty-year-old Daniel Rosario was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday.

U.S. Marshal Michael Regan says Rosario failed to return March 25 to a halfway house in Scranton where he had been serving time on burglary charges. Authorities allege that Rosario raped a child in Dickson City earlier this month.

U.S. Marshals caught up with Rosario at an apartment building in Newark. Regan says Rosario fled on foot and scaled a razor-wire fence before being captured.

He's in Essex County Jail, awaiting extradition.

It's not clear whether Rosario has an attorney.

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