Fugitive child rapist from Idaho found sleeping in Darien park

Darien police say a convicted child rapist was found sleeping in the woods near Cherry Lawn Park with a machete in his possession.  Police say Brian Cook, 35, told them he was passing through the area

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2016, 1:53 AM

Updated 2,859 days ago

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Darien police say a convicted child rapist was found sleeping in the woods near Cherry Lawn Park with a machete in his possession. 
Police say Brian Cook, 35, told them he was passing through the area on a walk from Denver to Maine in honor of his daughter who died of leukemia.
Police, however, learned he is a fugitive from justice in Idaho and has an outstanding warrant for raping a 1-year-old. Cook is also listed on the National Sex Offender Registry, according to police.
Police believe Cook was trying to leave the country to avoid a lengthy prison term.
Cook is being held at Bridgeport Correctional Facility to await extradition to Idaho.


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