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Sexual predator escaped McKean Co. Jail in 2007

Joseph Chapman escaped the McKean County Jail in 2007 and police fear he will victimize more children, if he hasn't already.

On July 30, 2007, Joseph Chapman escaped from the McKean County Prison. He’d been assigned a morning work detail and seized the opportunity to run.

Authorities discovered Chapman’s prison uniform by a nearby stream, but Chapman has been incognito ever since. He now faces escape charges.

The Emporium Police Department joined forces with the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to aid in the pursuit of Chapman. Although Chapman’s whereabouts remain a mystery, the U.S. Marshals have uncovered evidence that leads them to believe many of Chapman’s sexual attacks have never been reported. As a result, several new criminal charges have been filed against Chapman, including: rape of a child and two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

According to authorities, Chapman has made a habit of targeting single women with children. Police say he preys on their insecurities and low self-esteem — or in some cases, developmental disabilities — in order to weasel his way into their life. Chapman relies on the internet as his facilitator.

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4 Comments

  1. Beth Rice says:

    grrr is very sadden that some people still think it is OK to hid the abuse of a child.. even sexual abuse of a child. this is not OK. and PEOPLE need to step up and keep our young generation safe. PLEASE IF YOU SEE HIM TURN HIM IN> YOU MAY BE SAVING YOUR NIECE OR NEPHEW FROM LONG TERM DAMAGE .

  2. Candace says:

    from what i’m told its not hard to escape McKean County jail so i think their security needs checked into .

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