Former Elder Michael Johnson Norris WANTED
Photos pulled from Quepos Congregation Blog above. Perp in orange dress shirt.
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Press Release: http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=108946
Child Molester Surrenders at LAX
updated: Feb 15, 2013, 2:12 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
Alleged Child Molester in Custody: Michael Norris Surrenders at LAX
When 67 year old Michael Norris landed at the Los Angeles International Airport on a direct flight from Costa Rica late last night, he knew Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives were waiting for him.
Sheriff's Investigators, along with FBI and United States Customs agents, boarded the plane and took Norris into custody. Norris, who had a warrant for his arrest in Santa Barbara County on multiple counts of child molestation charges surrendered to authorities without incident. Norris was transported to the Santa Barbara County jail where he was booked and is being held on $200,000 bail.
The arrest was a coordinated effort between investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Felony Fugitives and Criminal Investigative Divisions and United States officials in Costa Rica who assisted in monitoring Norris' whereabouts and ensuring he boarded the plane.
The arrest follows an investigation that began in February of 2012 involving allegations that Norris had sexually abused a minor over the course of several years during the time he lived in Carpinteria. Norris moved to the farm town of Quepos, Costa Rica in 2006. A warrant was issued for his arrest in December of 2012. When Norris learned of the warrant he agreed to return to Santa Barbara County and negotiated his surrender with Sheriff's investigators.
Norris is charged with multiple counts of child molestation including but not limited to continual sexual abuse of a minor, contact with a minor with the intent to commit sexual abuse, distributing and producing pornography to a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age.
An arraignment date has not been set.
Good job Tylin!
Thanks for all the work providing info here Tbrando...entertaining thread. I think "HappyDad" should come back and apologize thought lol. (see page 4 pretty funny "asshat" that knows a lot about stuff)
So glad they got this child molesting s o b. He will see what his perversions we like as he experiences jail life.
Please refer to the following link for trial updates:
and the following regarding the Fugitive's ties with Jehovah's Witnesses:
On approximately February 14,2013, the Felony Fugitive-Michael Johnson Norris was extradited to the United States through the co-operation of the United States Embassy, the State Department, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Investigators and Costa Rican Officials.
On February 27, 2014, a year later, Norris was sentenced in Santa Barbara County Superior Court to 3 years in WASCO State Prison under the terms of a plea deal offered to him by the State of California.
Because of jail time credits during the prosecution, the convicted sexual offender, Michael Johnson Norris, will be paroled in only a matter of months if he survives his prison stay.
While he will be registered as a sex offender it should be noted that he is married to a Costa Rican National, Exxxxxxxx Cxxxxxx Norris, and he also owns and resides on farm property located just 10 minutes outside Quepos, Costa Rica. Under the terms of his parole in the United States, Norris could be allowed to return to Costa Rica and of course subject to the entry laws of Costa Rican Immigration. Costa Rica will not be protected under the umbrella of Meghan's Law or Norris' GPS tracking device, provisions that were made at the time of his sentencing.
Whether Norris stays in the United States or makes his way back to Costa Rica one thing is absolutely certain: Norris will try to reintegrate with the Jehovah's Witnesses Religion where his sex offender "status" will not be made known to congregants. In fact, Norris was attending the Quepos English Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses right up to the date of his extradition from Costa Rica.
Norris was a high profile Elder in the Carpinteria Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States while he was perpetrating his sex abuse crimes. Once back within a congregation, Norris will also be allowed to go door to door as Jehovah’s Witnesses do in their preaching activity. Norris' guilt still is not established within the religion because there was not a "second witness" to the abuse he perpetrated. These are internal policies held by Jehovah's Witnesses and they will not see Norris as a "convicted sex offender" because he accepted a plea bargain. This means that upon his return to Costa Rica, if permitted, he will be able to go undetected or marked as a child sex offender by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and surrounding communities where they preach from house to house.
California Residents, (Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, Santa Clarita)Costa Rican Officials, Jehovah's Witnesses and surrounding Communities: PLEASE BEWARE. Michael Johnson Norris is a Convicted Sexual Predator that will use his knowledge and the avenue of the Jehovah's Witness religion and their egregious policies to act out against innocent children and their families once again.