WMW pressure leads missing high-risk rapist to surrender in Mason County

creepFUGITIVE CAPTURED Jan. 2, 2014 -- The Mason County Sheriff's Office along with assistance from the Squaxin Island Tribal Police Department, the Shelton Police Department, the Shelton Detachment of the Washington State Patrol and the Shelton Office of the Department of Corrections apprehended Derek Levasseur on Thursday. The Mason County Sheriff's Office says he had been made aware he was wanted from citizens seeing bulletins, flyers and advertisements on Washington's Most Wanted. Derek Levasseur turned himself in and was placed in custody at Mason County Superior Court. He said to detectives that his friends told him he was on TV, and that the world was looking for him, so he decided to stop hiding and turn himself in. FUGITIVE WANTED IN MASON COUNTY Sept. 27, 2013 -- High-risk child rapist, Derek Levasseur, is running under the radar in Mason County. He’s been convicted of another child sex crime as well. Both busts were in Kitsap County. He's 24, 6’1”, 195 lbs. He’s a level three sex offender -- the worst of the worst. If you know where he is, 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