Prosecutors: DNA Shows Man Fathered 11-Year-Old’s Baby
MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) - The DNA results are in and a trial date has been set for a Mount Clemens man accused of impregnating his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter.
The 28-year-old Trevaun Cortez Brooks faces first and second-degree criminal sex charges after Macomb County prosecutors say his DNA is a positive match with the baby born to the girl in August.
Brooks is accused of having sex with the child, his girlfriend’s daughter, last year while he was living with them. Brooks also worked briefly as a janitor at the girl’s charter school before his arrest in September.
Brook’s attorney Chris Aiello said he will review the DNA findings and discuss defense options with his client, who faces life in prison if convicted.
“If he told me anything, you know, I can’t discuss that with you. But, as you know, he’s still innocent and we are maintaining a defense on his behalf,” Aiello said. “He’s distraught, of course. He’s distraught, over this. He’s in jail. Nobody wants to be in jail, and this is a very difficult time for him.”
Aiello said no plea deal has been discussed at this time.
The trail is set to begin February 28.
The now 12-year-old girl and the baby are now under the care of state protection services.