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Rape Arrest

Posted on 9th January 2012 at 10:07

A man wanted in a 2008 sexual assault against a Kelso girl is now in a California jail, arrested after the case was shown on America’s Most Wanted. in June of 2008, Michael Randolph Fritz was living in Kelso, working for a local street sweeping and sanitation company. It’s alleged that he molested and raped the 13 year-old daughter of a friend at that time. Kelso Police had investigated the case and submitted it to the Prosecutor’s Office for charging. A warrant was issued in December of that year, charging Fritz with two counts of molestation of a minor. Authorities say that Fritz took off before the warrant could be served, and the case was featured on the TV show. The U. S. Marshal’s office recently turned up the intensity in the search for Fritz, following up on a tip provided to AMW that he was living in the Bakersfield area. On the 5th of this month, Marshals and members of the Regional Fugitive Task Force converged on an address in Bakersfield, arresting him without incident as he tried to drive off. Fritz is now being held in the Kern County Jail, and now awaits extradition beck to Kelso.