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