Seventeen-year-old girl found safe; deputy turns himself in

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - A former Lake County sheriff's deputy who was wanted in connection with an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Lakeview girl turned himself in Sunday.

The girl turned up later in the day.

Oregon State Police said Kenneth Turkle, 42, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for three counts of third-degree sex abuse and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Sunday afternoon, 17-year-old Marriah Andrews - who was reportedly last seen leaving the Grants Pass area with Turkle on Friday - contacted law enforcement. She wasn't hurt.

Turkle, who was a deputy for more than 10 years, resigned a week ago amid an investigation by OSP detectives.

If you have any information, call the Oregon State Police at (541) 947-2267.