Virginia fugitive wanted for raping a child under the age of 13, arrested in Youngstown

Virginia fugitive wanted for raping a child under the age of 13, arrested in Youngstown
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YOUNGSTOWN Ohio (WOIO) - U.S. Marshals arrested a Virginia man wanted for numerous sex crimes against a child under the age of 13.

Mark Allen Cratch Jr., 35, was found hiding in a closet on the second floor of a home in the 100 block of Sexton Street in Youngstown Thursday afternoon.

U.S. Marshals said the occupants of the home first lied to them about Cratch not being there.

Cratch’s charges include sexual battery, sodomy by force, sodomy of a child and rape through physical helplessness.

He will now remain in the Mahoning County Jail until he is extradited back to Virginia.

“Again, quick work by the U.S. Marshals Service task forces across the country gets another violent predator off the streets and behind bars,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.

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