FBI: Wanted NW sex-trafficking suspect turned himself in

Surrendered to U.S. marshals in Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. - (Update: Fugitive surrenders to federal marshals in Seattle)

Just a day after the FBI's Portland Division boosted its reward to $15,000 for information leading to an alleged sex trafficker, he surrendered to federal marshals in Seattle Thursday evening, the agency reported Friday.

The fugitive, Kamau Kambui Leland Curnal, turned himself in to the U.S. Marshal's Office in Seattle, officials said, adding that the arrest occurred without incident.

Curnal was due to make an appearance Friday afternoon before federal Magistrate Brian Tsuchida.

In October 2016, a federal grand jury in Oregon charged Curnal with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of transportation of a minor for the purposes of prostitution.

The indictment alleges that Curnal and a second man, Terrence T. Barnes (also known as Aaron Barnes), drove a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation. The FBI arrested Barnes in November 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Although the charges stem from alleged criminal activity in Oregon, the FBI said Curnal was believed to have extensive ties to Seattle and could be living in that area. For that reason, the FBI also ran Facecbook ads in the Seattle area in an effort to generate new leads.

Aliases: Kamau K. Curnal, Kamau Kambui Carnal, Jr., Kamau Curnal
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 pounds
Sex: Male
Race: Black

In its earlier release about the reward, the FBI said Curnal should be considered armed and dangerous and to not attempt to contact him directly.

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