U.S. Marshals search for child sex abuse suspect from Grand Island

Posted at 1:36 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 13:36:45-04

The U.S. Marshals Service is now joining the search for a child sex abuse suspect from Grand Island.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday 24-year-old Jacob Beach is on the run while his live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Courtney McDonell, is under arrest. McDonell's arrest comes after a grand jury indictment against the couple for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child and other charges.

In January 2018, deputies say they collected evidence of abuse against the four-year-old's father, Jacob Beach, and his girlfriend, Courtney McDonell.

The Sheriff's Office says Beach never appeared at his arraignment and is now considered a fugitive. The District Attorney's Office has authorized a nationwide extradition order for beach's return.

Anyone with information on beach is asked to call 858-2903 and should refer to CL 18-001449.

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