Two American fugitives who were found hiding out in Guyana have been extradited to the United States, following cooperation between the US Embassy and local law enforcement and the government.
The two fugitives Julian Yhip and Kareem Hack were successfully extradited from Guyana to the United States to face charges on separate sexual offenses.
Julian Yhip, who was born in Guyana, will face charges in Pennsylvania for rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and sexual assault committed in 2017.
The other fugitive, Kareem Hack who is a United States citizen, is facing charges in Florida for sexual battery, procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and attempting to commit sexual battery committed in 2006.
He was previously featured on America’s Most Wanted in October 2008.
In August 2021, the United States Government made a formal request for the extradition of Hack and Yhip.
The two men were arrested and placed before the Courts in early February and did not contest the charges and were subsequently extradited.
This is the fourth extradition of U.S. fugitives from Guyana to the United States in the last 25-years.
The US Embassy said the extradition of the two fugitives strengthens the rule of law in Guyana and reflects the strong professional law enforcement and judicial cooperation between the United States and the Government of Guyana.