The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force helped bring some closure to at least nine alleged child victims of sex crimes, in what officials are calling ‘Operation Innocence Lost.’
FOX10 News has learned a total of six fugitives were located and arrested by U.S. Marshals during the operation between October 2013 to this week.
An additional suspect was found to have died while on the run.
U.S. Marshals say they have been working closely with the Child Advocacy Center in Mobile to focus on cold cases of sex crimes against children.
Investigators were able to make the arrests despite some of the suspects moving out-of-state and even changing their identity.
- Robert Ammons: Charged with rape and sodomy in 2002 (two victims), arrested in Sellersville, PA
- Kenneth Dearmon: Charged with sex abuse and sodomy (two victims), arrested in Saraland, AL.
- Albert Jackson: Charged with child molestation and fondling in 2001, arrested in Liberty, Texas.
- David Sanchez-Ruiz: Charged with sex abuse in 2001, arrested in Mobile.
- Leon Williams: Charged with sex abuse of a child in 2004, arrested in Mobile.
- Darrin Cooper: Charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2011, arrested in Mobile.
FROM U.S. MARSHALS:
“As the name suggests, the focus of Operation Innocence Lost was on suspects accused of abusing children. The heinous nature of such crimes is taken very seriously by law enforcement and is a priority of the U.S. Marshals Service.”
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found here.
Officials say they plan to continue tracking down current and cold case sex abuse suspects.