UPDATED 5:40 p.m. - Elk Grove Police Seek Apprehension of Man Suspected of Lewd Acts With Children

December 19, 2016 |

5:40 p.m. 

The suspect voluntarily turned himself in and is being held at the Sacramento County Jail. Arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21. 

The Elk Grove Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man suspected of lewd acts on a child.

According to a press release issued this afternoon, police are attempting to locate 38-year-old Ronald Edward Northrup II (photo above), who has a no bail felony warrant related to seven counts of Penal Code 288(a) – lewd acts upon a child. On Thursday December 15, 2016, detectives served a search warrant at Northrup’s Elk Grove home related to an active investigation focusing on multiple counts of Penal Code 288(a). 

Northrup was not located at the residence during the warrant service and in phone conversations with detectives, Northrup has refused to turn himself in. Northrup is believed to be hiding in the Sacramento area and may be driving a 2006 Ford Escape 6GHW864. 

Elk Grove Police detectives have also determined that Northrup does have access to firearms, but it is unknown if he is currently armed. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ronald Northrup II is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). 

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.

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