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Langley man sought on child rape charges

Whidbey News-Times Co-editor
February 24, 2014 · 11:36 AM

Michael Jelinek / Island County Sheriff's Office

A 23-year-old Langley man accused of child rape is wanted on a $300,000 arrest warrant, court documents state.

Prosecutors charged Michael Jelinek Feb. 6 in Island County Superior Court with three counts of rape of a child in the third degree. Under the charge, Jelinek is accused of having sex with someone who’s at least 14 but less than 16 years old.

Last September, the parents of the 15-year-old victim reported the alleged crime to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Laura Price interviewed the girl, who explained she met Jelinek while she was waiting at a bus stop near State Highway 525 at Thompson Road. She said he asked to use her cell phone, then later started calling her.

The girl said she met him at a trailer home several times and they had sex. Price sent the clothes the girl was wearing last time she was with Jelinek to the state lab for DNA testing. Detective Ed Wallace analyzed her cell phone and recovered text messages from Jelinek, the report states.

According to Price’s report, Jelinek is also wanted on a $50,000 felony warrant for identity theft, bail jumping, burglary and forgery; in addition, the Department of Corrections wants him on a no-bail warrant for escape from community custody.


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