U.S. Marshals Task Force arrests accused child rapist in small 'tent city' in Capitol Hill

The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force located and arrested Jeffery Johnson at a small 'tent city' at 24th Avenue and E. Spring Street in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.  Officers say he adamantly denied he was responsible for the rapes and asked to speak to his lawyer. He was booked into jail for his warrant.

SEATTLE - Jeffery M. Johnson is wanted by Seattle Police for 6 counts of Rape of a Child.  Detectives say he sexually abused two girls starting when they were just 6 years old and continuing until they were teens.  Citing his danger to the community, a judge has a $250,000 warrant for his arrest.  Johnson has convictions for Assault 4, Theft 3 and Assault 4 Domestic Violence.   Detectives are asking for your help to find him.

He has been seen in the Capitol Hill area around Martin Luther King Way & E. Union street / 23rd Avenue & E. James Street / 22nd Avenue & E. Madison Street. He likely also frequents the downtown & Pioneer Square areas.

Police say he was spotted with two other white men on Monday, May 30

th. All had backpacks and were on foot. One had a bicycle. Johnson appeared to still have long hair and was wearing a purple jacket and carrying a backpack. He is transient/homeless and uses the Lutheran Compass Center as his mailing address.

The East Precinct Anti-Crime Team, Patrol officers and the U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Fugitive Apprehension Task Force are all looking for Johnson. He is 5'10" and 190 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. If you spot him, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. All calls are anonymous and there is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest.