CAPTURED: Convicted rapist and sex offender, Michael Barker

A 51-year-old sex offender who dropped off the grid last month has been taken into custody, thanks to a San Diego 6 viewer.

The viewer spotted Michael Barker near her home and called the authorities, according to Steve Jurman of the San Diego Fugitive Task Force. Barker was arrested without incident around 10 p.m. Tuesday night. The location of the arrest was not immediately clear.

Barker has prior convictions for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and more but his most serious offense came in 2002 when he broke into a home and forcibly raped a woman.

He was profiled on San Diego Fugitive of the Week, which airs Sundays during the 10 p.m. newscast on San Diego 6. Viewers can provide tips on wanted fugitives by calling (877) WANTED-2.

 
 
 
 
 

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