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Alleged child molester surrenders at LAX

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Feb 15 2013 04:34:13 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 16 2013 05:00:07 PM CST

A Santa Barbara County man is in jail Friday after surrendering to authorities at the Los Angeles International Airport.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

A Santa Barbara County man is in jail Friday after surrendering to authorities at the Los Angeles International Airport.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Michael Norris for allegedly sexually abusing a minor while he lived in Carpinteria.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff investigators, the FBI and United States Customs agents took Norris into custody without incident Thursday evening.

Norris has been living in Quepos, Costa Rica since 2006.

The 67-year-old man is charged with multiple counts of child molestation, contact with a minor with the intent to commit sexual abuse and producing and distributing pornography to a child.

An arraignment date has not been set. Norris is being held on $200,000 bail at Santa Barbara County Jail.

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