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Man wanted on sex offense charge in Rhode Island arrested in Swanville

Posted Nov. 23, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
Daniel Dourant
Waldo County Jail
Daniel Dourant

SWANVILLE, Maine — Police arrested a local man last weekend who was a fugitive from justice in Rhode Island on a sex offense charge.

Daniel Dourant, 51, of Swanville was wanted on a charge of child fondling, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

This was discovered Saturday, when a deputy was following up on another complaint regarding Dourant. After running his name through the National Crime Information Center, the deputy discovered the active warrant for his arrest.

“He checked with Rhode Island to see if they wanted to extradite, and they did,” Trafton said.

According to the police official, because technology is linking states together more closely, it’s becoming harder for those accused of criminal activity to travel under the radar.

Dourant was charged with being a fugitive from justice and booked at the Waldo County Jail.

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