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Accused rapist jumps out of 3rd-floor window while trying to avoid arrest

by Mar 17, 2022Local News

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man wanted in connection with the rape of a juvenile tried to avoid federal authorities Wednesday by jumping from the window of a third-floor apartment, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

William Scott, 47, of Cleveland, still was caught and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in the parking lot of the apartment building on the 14100 block of Lakeshore Boulevard in the North Collinwood neighborhood.

Scott wasn’t injured in the jump and was take to the Cuyahoga County Jail, authorities say. He was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department on charges connected with the rape of a juvenile.

Federal authorities say information from the public led them to Scott. No other details were released Wednesday.

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