Detroit's Most Wanted Caught: Police say child sex predator endangered kids

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Another of Detroit's Most Wanted is off the streets, but now the U.S. Marshals need your help to get the second of the two men accused of heinous crimes against children off our streets.

Cleteous Wade was arrested Friday evening and now Jake Cunningham is priority one for the U.S. Marshals. 

The men are accused child predators, using women to protect them and gain access to more child victims.

These are unrelated cases but the crimes are so severe, the U.S. Marshals need your help, right now.

“Nobody’s child is safe with this guy running around there on the streets,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said.  “They’re complete monsters, they need to go and answer these charges.”

It’s an urgent plea from the Marshals in hopes you can help lock up the man wanted for doing the unthinkable.

“This is why we do this job we do, this is one of the reasons you join the police force to find these guys committing these heinous violent sexual assaults on our children in our community,” Garcia said.

Cleteous Wade was wanted for sexually assaulting children as young as 6-years-old.

“This is not a one-time thing, this is multiple times occurring for multiple years on multiple young children,” Garcia said.

Before his capture, the Marshals said the 36-year-old Wade knew he was wanted by the Feds.

“He’s an East Sider, east side of Detroit, he’s 5 foot seven inches tall, approximately 130 to 145 pounds,” Garcia said. “He has a tattoo running down his right sleeve, his right forearm you can’t miss it.”

Jake Cunningham is already a convicted sex offender.

“This guy has a history of not only sex assaults on children, he has a history of carjacking, burglary, identity theft, credit card fraud,” Garcia said.

The Marshals say he has the resources to hide.

“This ain’t your typical low level bum, he has money, he may be in the real estate business, he may be flipping houses, he may involve with a barbershop,” Garcia said.

Cunningham is 41-years-old, he’s 5 feet 11 inches tall and 190 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous and if you’re helping either him out, the Marshals say, they’re coming for you, too.

“People are helping him out but they don’t know what they’re in store for, they’re gonna face charges, they’re gonna be facing charges themselves,” Garcia said. “These guys are child predators.”

As always there’s a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of Jake Cunningham. Call the U.S. Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656 and remember you can remain anonymous.

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