• Sex offender who cut off ankle monitor reportedly spotted in Memphis area


    MEMPHIS, Tenn - An alleged sexual predator is on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor in Michigan – and law enforcement believes he was spotted in the Memphis area, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

    Michael Francis Flaker, 73 of Shelby, Michigan, was convicted on eight counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in December 2018. He was released on bond pending sentencing, which was scheduled for January 31.

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    As part of the release, he was ordered to wear an ankle monitor. On January 24, 2019, he allegedly cut off the monitor and has been on the run ever since.

    The U.S. Marshals Service received a tip that Flaker was seen in the Memphis area on Thursday, February 7. No further specifics were provided.

    Michael Flaker is 6’0” and weighs 240 lbs. He has gray hair and blue eyes.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call their local U.S. Marshals office or the headquarters at 877-926-8332.

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