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Detroit's Most Wanted: Brent Jeffrey wanted for sexually assaulting girl

Posted at 11:07 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 10:17:50-04

A self-confessed child molester is on the loose in Macomb County, and the U.S. Marshals are asking for your help bringing him to justice.

Brent Jeffrey admitted to the horrific crime against the young girl, but when it was time to be sentenced, he was nowhere to be found.

The U.S. Marshals say he's still hanging in Macomb County with family helping him hide.

The 13-year-old victim was mourning the loss of her mother, and Marshals say her neighbor and family friend, Jeffrey, took advantage of her grief. He gave her alcohol and then allegedly sexually assaulting her.

"Since this happened, she's tried to commit suicide, she has anger issues, lots of anger issues, she's upset at the world," her father said.

Police say Jeffrey confessed and pleaded guilty to the unthinkable act, and then took off. It's been almost a year.

"The information we have is he's hopping from hotel to hotel, these little rinkey dink hotels," U.S. Marshals Deputy Aaron Garcia said.

Jeffrey is 34 years old, 6-feet-tall weighing 190 pounds.

"His ties are all in the Macomb county area, Clinton Township, Macomb area," Garcia said. "The kind of work this guy does with siding and the construction stuff, he could be in anybody’s house, when you get these jobs you don’t ask for a background check on these people."

He is at the top of the Most Wanted list as the Marshals fear there could be more victims.

As always, there's a cash reward for anyone with information. You can call the U.S. Marshals at any time at 313-234-5656