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Authorities nab wanted Philadelphia man

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JESUP, GA (WTOC) -

A Pennsylvania man wanted on multiple charges by the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department in Jesup on Wednesday.

Bernard Ducksworth, 43, was wanted on numerous sex offenses, including statutory sexual assault on warrants dated July 30, 2012.

Authorities first referred the case to the United States Marshals Service in Philadelphia for assistance in locating and arresting Ducksworth. The Philadelphia Marshals task force then generated leads that Ducksworth was in the Jesup area. Additional information showed that Ducksworth was working for an engineering company contracted at ITT Rayonier. The information was then passed on to the Savannah Office of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance in capturing Ducksworth.

Savannah Task Force members and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the engineering company and ITT Rayonier, arrested Ducksworth without incident on Wednesday. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail and awaits extradition proceedings to send him back to Philadelphia.

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