The FBI believes a man on its most wanted fugitives list could be in Washington State.
Aaron Barnes, 33, and Kamau Curnal, 28, are accused of driving a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation.
Aaron Barnes is now in custody, according to the Seattle FBI office.
FBI agents in Lincoln, Nebraska, arrested Barnes at a motel near an airport. He is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending transfer back to Oregon.
The FBI is still searching for Curnal in this sex-trafficking case. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information can call 206-622-0460.
FBI: Men wanted in child sex trafficking investigation may be armed and dangerous
Two men charged with sex trafficking of a child and transporting a minor with purpose of prostitution in Oregon should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said Tuesday.
A federal grand jury in Oregon indicted 33-year-old Aaron M. Barnes and 28-year-old Kamau Curnal to both these charges.
The indictment alleges the men drove a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation.
Officials believe the men have extensive ties to Seattle and may be living in that area.
Barnes goes by the aliases: “Sleep,” Aaron Mekem Barnes, Terrance T. Barnes, Donte Lamont Blackwood, and Donte Lomont Blackwood.
He has black hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds.
Barnes has tattoos on his neck, back, chest, left arm, right arm, and right wrist. One of the arm tattoos says “sleepless.”
Curnal goes by the aliases: Kamau K. Curnal, Kamau Kambui Carnal, Jr., and Kamau Curnal.
He has black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.
Both men are considered armed and dangerous. Police warn the public to not contact either of them.
Anyone who sees them should call 911. Anyone with general information or tips about them should call the local FBI office in the area. In Portland, the number is (503) 224-4181. In Seattle, the number is (206) 262-0460.