The suspect who is to be charged with killing five Americans and injuring 48 others in Waukesha, Wis., During a Christmas parade is also a registered sex offender in the state of Nevada, records show.
Darrell E. Brooks Jr., 39, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with five counts of first degree manslaughter in Waukesha County after allegedly walking through crowds at the city’s annual Christmas parade on Sunday night.
So far, five Americans have been confirmed dead and 48 others are still injured. Some of the victims are children, police confirmed.
Records from Nevada reveal that Brooks has been a registered Level 2 sex offender since November 1, 2006, when he was convicted of lawful sexual seduction. The conviction states that Brooks had “sex, anal intercourse or sexual penetration” with a 14 or 15-year-old who was at least four years younger than him at the time.
The Washoe County Nevada Sheriff’s Office has confirmed it has an active warrant against Brooks for his non-compliance with sex offender laws. Brooks got a 15-year-old girl pregnant and was sentenced to probation, according to the sheriff’s office.
Brooks was later arrested for failing to comply with sex offender laws in 2016, but was not released on bail in the case and did not appear in Nevada criminal court.
As Breitbart News reported, Brooks has a long criminal history. A few weeks ago, for example, Brooks was arrested in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, for allegedly running over a woman in the parking lot of a gas station following a fight between the two.
A few days later, Brooks was allowed to post $ 1,000 bail and was released from jail.
Brooks’ criminal record dates back to 1999, according to police. Next, Brooks was convicted of his first felony for aggravated assault and battery. He was sentenced to three years of probation.
From 2002 to 2020, in addition to the rape conviction, Brooks:
- Was convicted of drug crime
- Convicted of obstructing an officer
- Accused of reckless endangerment
- Accused of having a gun as a criminal
- Pleaded indisputably for allegedly strangling a woman
- Pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and bail charges
- Pleaded guilty to resisting arrest
- Pleaded guilty to drug felony charges
The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office plans to formally indict Brooks on Tuesday. Along with the charges, Brooks will face several mandatory life sentences if found guilty.
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