Police in Vermont have all but named Brooke Bennett’s uncle, Michael Jacques, as a suspect in Brooke’s disappearance. Police have searched his property and have ordered helicopter searches of the area. This was this afternoon and I have not heard any updates as it regards to the search.
As far as Jacques is concerned he’s no harmless guy who got put on the sex offender registry because he got caught with a 17-year-old. The most recent charge that Jacques has been jailed for sexually assaulting a relative over a 5 year period starting when she was 9.
In an affidavit released afterward, Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. William Jenkins said the girl told police that when she was 9 or 10, she was told — in a telephone call and in a note left under her pillow — that she had been selected for enrollment in a “program for sex” and that Jacques was to be her trainer.
“The first who does it lives and the second gets her throat cut,” she told police, according to the affidavit.
The victim stated he had other victims as well.
In 1993 Jacques landed on the sex offender registry for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor.
There’s just too many coincidents here in my opinion.