A man accused of forcibly raping a 14-year-old girl in California 13 years ago has been captured after apparently passing through Staten Island, the U.S. Marshals service announced.
Pasquale Patrick Senatore, 45, allegedly attacked the girl repeatedly over a three month period in 1998, the marshals service said in a press release. The alleged crime came to light in 2002, and Senatore disappeared from California shortly afterward.
The marshal’s service said he was arrested in an unidentified town in New Jersey shortly after he left a residence there and got into a van – though the Staten Island Advance has also reported the van was in West Brighton when police pulled it over.
After several years of investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service and El Dorado County Sheriffs had traced Senatore to Staten Island a few weeks ago. They missed him by only a month, but developed leads from there that brought them to New Jersey, the press release said.
Senatore will be extradited back to El Dorado County where he faces charges of Forcible Lewd Acts on a child.