17-Year-Old Found Safe; Deputy Turns Self In | 101 KXL

17-Year-Old Found Safe; Deputy Turns Self In

Written by Associated Press on April 13, 2014
turkle+and+andrews+missing

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police says a 42-year-old Lake County sheriff’s deputy has turned himself in following an investigation that he had a sexual relationship with a missing teenage girl.

Authorities sent out statewide alerts on Sunday for 17-year-old girl Marriah F. Andrews. She was found Sunday afternoon after she contacted authorities.

State police says that Kenneth Turkle turned himself in Sunday morning. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Saturday. The deputy was wanted on third-degree sex abuse and contributing to sexual delinquency of a minor. The deputy had resigned from his post a week ago following the revelation of an investigation.

Before she was reported missing, Andrews was last seen in the Grants Pass area with a man identified as Turkle by witnesses on Friday morning.

Turkle had worked with the Lake County sheriff’s office for 10 years.

Posted Under: Today's Top Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



© 2014 Alpha Media - All Rights Reserved. 1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 600 Portland, OR 97204 | 503-517-6000
Advertise | Careers | Contest Rules | Privacy Policy | EEO Report | Terms Of Use