UPDATE: Accused Whidbey child molester in media spotlight turns self in
January 31, 2011 · Updated 3:57 PM
A 44-year-old South Whidbey man accused of child molestation turned himself into the Island County jail after spending a few weeks on the lam, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators put out a press release last Friday asking for the public's help in locating Michael S. Angelo, who's also known as Michael Wayne Webb. AS a result, media attention wise widespread throughout the Puget Sound area.
Angelo was wanted on a no-bail warrant out of Island County Superior Court after he allegedly violated a sexual assault protection order.
Angelo turned himself in Monday morning.
Prosecutors charged Angelo with first-degree child molestation last year. He's accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl.
A judge issued a sexual assault protection order barring Angelo from contact with the victim and also ordered him to immediately surrender all firearms and any concealed pistol license to the Island County Sheriff's Office.
Angelo failed to comply with the protection order, the sheriff's office reported. In response, a judge issued a no-bail warrant for Angelo's arrest at a Jan. 7 hearing. In addition, Angelo holds a concealed pistol license, has two handguns registered in his name, but hadn't turned them in.
The sheriff's office advised that Angelo frequents Native American activities and groups throughout the state and claims to be a healer.