Convicted child rapist who was missing in Yakima County surrenders


FUGITIVE CAPTURED August 18, 2015 -- The Department of Corrections says Michael Turningrope surrendered to law enforcement on Tuesday and was booked into the Yakima County Jail.

FUGITIVE WANTED IN YAKIMA COUNTY November 7, 2014 -- A convicted child rapist is running under the radar in Yakima County. The Violent Crimes Task Force thinks Michael Turningrope is hiding out on the Yakama Reservation.

Turningrope was convicted in 2003 of raping a young girl.

Now he is failing to register as a sex offender and it's far from the first time.

The task force says the public and especially kids are definitely at risk with this man on the run.

Michael Turningrope is 32-years-old, 5-foot-7, 135 pounds and has three dots tattooed on his left wrist.

If you know how to get this convicted child rapist back on the map in Yakima County, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

Click here for information on how to text a tip to Crime Stoppers.