US Marshals arrest child sex crime suspect in Arizona

Feb 26, 2021, 4:00 PM
Daniel William Lehmann (U.S. Marshals Mugshot)...
Daniel William Lehmann (U.S. Marshals Mugshot)
(U.S. Marshals Mugshot)

PHOENIX — The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a suspect in Arizona accused of child sex crimes, the agency said Friday.

Daniel William Lehmann was taken into custody in Yuma on Thursday after he allegedly fled from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where state authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

“The U.S. Marshals Service considers the capture of child sexual predators a priority,” David Gonzales, U.S. marshal for the District of Arizona, said in a press release. “This is another great example of local and federal law enforcement agencies partnering to ensure those who violate the trust of children are held responsible for their actions.”

Lehmann is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old family member starting in 2009 and continuing through 2014, authorities said.

He is also accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old whose family Lehmann was living with in 2014 in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota indicted Lehmann on charges of sexual contact with a minor, aggravated incest and sexual contact without consent before fleeing to Arizona, authorities said.

Lehmann was booked at Yuma County Jail and is awaiting extradition to South Dakota to face charges.

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