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Allegheny County fugitive who took part in child sex ring captured in Arizona

| Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

U.S. Marshals have arrested an Allegheny County man who failed to report to federal prison to serve his sentence for his role in a child sex-trafficking ring.

Officials arrested Daniel Teed, 56, of Marshall on Monday in Arizona after a nationwide manhunt, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Teed was staying at a Super 8 in Flagstaff. He was using an alias and had disguised himself, the release said.

A federal grand jury issued a two-count indictment against Teed on Tuesday, the release said.

Authorities said Teed had sex with a 16-year-old girl at parties arranged by a former girls basketball coach between June 2015 and June 2016.

He was supposed to report to a federal prison near Johnstown in early January but never showed up.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, a term of supervised release for up to three years or any of the above, the release said.

The former girls basketball coach — Ralph Ruprecht, 51, of Freedom — was sentenced in August to up to 16 years in prison for organizing sex parties with underage girls and advertising them on Craigslist.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, tclift@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tclift.

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