U.S. Marshals hunt for Michigan fugitive sex offender

Wanted sex offender

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - U.S. Marshals are looking for 73-year-old Michael Francis Flaker, who is wanted in Shelby, Michigan.

Investigators say he fled prior to sentencing on eight counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.

Flaker was convicted of the charges in December 2018.

He was released on bond, pending a sentencing scheduled to occur on January 31 and was ordered to wear an electronic monitor while on release.

Flaker allegedly cut off the electronic monitor on January 24 and has been a fugitive since.

U.S. Marshall Holt said his office received a tip that Flaker was seen in the Memphis area Thursday.

Flaker is described as a white male, 6 foot tall and weighing 240 pounds.

He has gray hair and may appear to be in poor health.

Anyone with information concerning Flaker is urged to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 901-544-3304 or 731-427-4661.

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