Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania
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Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

Moshe Journo had been on the run for 15 years after allegedly raping teenage girl in tanning parlor

This image provided by the Dormont, Pennsylvania Police shows Moshe Journo, an Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania. Journo was remanded to the Allegheny County Jail after he was extradited back to United States on Thursday, February 21, 2019. (Dormont Police/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
This image provided by the Dormont, Pennsylvania Police shows Moshe Journo, an Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania. Journo was remanded to the Allegheny County Jail after he was extradited back to United States on Thursday, February 21, 2019. (Dormont Police/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States.

Moshe Journo was remanded to the Allegheny County Jail after he was returned to the Pittsburgh area Thursday.

Authorities say Journo sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at his tanning parlor in Dormont in 2004. Authorities say he was released on bond but fled the country and remained at large until his arrest by Israeli police in December 2017.

The 53-year-old Journo appealed his extradition, but FBI agents and Allegheny County sheriff’s officers traveled to Israel this week to get him.

It’s not clear if he’s retained an attorney. He’s facing state charges.

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