Hamilton Co teen rape suspect arrested in Arizona

Hamilton Co teen rape suspect arrested in Arizona

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The U.S. Marshals' Arizona Wanted Task Force arrested fugitive over the weekend who is accused of raping a teenage girl last year.

John L. Noe, 27, was taken into custody Friday on an outstanding warrant from the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, according to a prepared federal statement.

Noe was indicted March 3 on two counts of rape and one count each of gross sexual Imposition, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, court records show. He is accused of raping a female victim in the Colerain Township area on Oct. 3.

She is 13 years or older, and less than 16, records state.

The fugitive investigation was assigned to a Hamilton County Sheriff's detective and a Colerain Township Police detective who are task force officers with the U.S. Marshals' Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST).

SOFAST received information Noe fled Ohio and traveled to Arizona.

The U.S. Marshals' Arizona Wanted Task Force in Phoenix was contacted, and they quickly located Noe in the metro area and arrested him on the outstanding charges.

Noe is currently in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Cincinnati.

U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin said, "This serves as a reminder to those who prey on our citizens. When law enforcement agencies work together, there is nowhere a fugitive can hide."

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