FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
May 16, 2017

FBI Offers Reward of up to $10,000 in Kamau Curnal Fugitive Hunt

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Kamau Kambui Leland Curnal, age 28. In October 2016, a federal grand jury in Oregon charged Curnal with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of transportation of a minor for the purposes of prostitution. The indictment alleges that Curnal and a second man, Aaron Barnes, drove a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation. The FBI arrested Barnes in November 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his case is currently pending further court action.

Although the charges stem from alleged criminal activity in Oregon, Curnal is believed to have extensive ties to Seattle and may be living in that area.

  • Aliases: Kamau K. Curnal, Kamau Kambui Carnal, Jr., Kamau Curnal
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Wanted poster

Curnal should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to contact him directly. If in the immediate vicinity, call 911. Anyone with general information or tips about the location of Curnal is asked to call the FBI office in his or her area. In Portland, the number is (503) 224-4181. In Seattle, the number is (206) 262-0460.

All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The FBI is asking for the public's help in locating Aaron M. Barnes, age 33, and Kamau Curnal, age 28, as part of a sex trafficking investigation.
Kamau Kambui Leland Curnal Wanted Poster