Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Feds seeking fugitive Leon Dickson, 40

U.S. Marshals are looking for convicted child-rapist Leon Dickson, 40, on a fugitive warrant.
U.S. Marshals are looking for convicted child-rapist Leon Dickson, 40, on a fugitive warrant.

THE U.S. Marshals Service is searching for Leon Dickson, 40, a convicted child-rapist who is wanted on a 2006 federal indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm in a February 2005 incident.

Dickson is also a State Police Top 10 Fugitive for failure to register as a sex offender. After being found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in March 1994, he was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.

He also is the subject of a narcotics warrant issued by Philadelphia Police.

Dickson has a scar on his right elbow. He was last known to reside on 64th Street near Chelwynde Avenue, Elmwood.

"Any assistance that the public can give us regarding his whereabouts is greatly appreciated," Deputy U.S. Marshal James Burke, who supervises the marshals' fugitive task force, said yesterday.

Tipsters should call the U.S. Marshals Service at 886-865-TIPS (8477).

A $2,500 reward is offered for information leading to Dickson's arrest.

- Naveed Ahsan

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