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MUSKEGON, MI — A Muskegon County sex offender on parole who made headlines when he disappeared for weeks with a 15-year-old girl in 2008 now faces new felony charges: operating a meth lab and selling meth.

Terry Wesley Raap, 26, of Twin Lake, was arraigned Oct. 22 on charges of operating a methamphetamine laboratory and distributing the drug. Both are normally 20-year felonies, but because Raap is charged as a third-time habitual offender, his potential maximum sentence rises to life in prison or any term of years.


Terry Raap


He has prior convictions of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and resisting and obstructing police in 2005, both in Muskegon County.

Muskegon County 60th District Judge Andrew Wierengo set bond at $100,000 and scheduled a preliminary examination for Nov. 5.

In a second case, Raap was also charged with firearm possession by a felon, resisting and obstructing police, possessing a firearm while committing a felony and marijuana possession. He was arraigned on those counts Oct. 23, Judge Michael J. Nolan set bond at $15,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Nov. 5.

Raap, then 21, was in the news in August 2008 after he was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old girl. He was found in a Muskegon County mobile home park.

Raap was on felony probation at the time stemming from a 2005 conviction for having sex with and impregnating an underage girl. He had managed to cut off his electronic tether, making him a fugitive, authorities said.

Raap wound up being sent to prison for violating probation. He was paroled in May 2011 and remains on parole, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections website.




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