Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Crime Stoppers: Search underway for missing child predator

If you’re a parent, the next time your kids ask if they can “go to a friend’s house,” remember the face of missing child predator Sourideth Ramangkoun.

Ramangkoun was busted in Tacoma for preying on a teen girl. She was the friend of his girlfriend’s daughter who came over to see her. His daughter wasn’t there but he was. The girl started doing some homework while she waited. That’s when he sexually assaulted her.

“He’s been convicted of child molestation,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “He’s wanted for DUI and Failure to Register, so we have somebody who’s a known sex offender and a drinker. That’s someone who can be dangerous around children. He hasn’t reported in. We don’t know where he’s at. We want to find out and make sure that there’s nobody else out there in danger, and he’s held accountable for his location, so people know he’s in the area.”

Ramangkoun was also convicted of preying on a second young victim, a girl just 11 years old. If you know where deputies can find him, call TacomaPierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips. There is a cash reward for information leading to his capture and all calls are anonymous.