Cape Coral sex assault suspect arrested in Massachusetts

FOX 4 Staff

Cape Coral sex assault suspect arrested in Massachusetts

CREATED Sep. 26, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A man wanted for a sexual battery in Cape Coral was arrested Wednesday night in Massachusetts.

48-year-old Jeffrey A. Leclair was arrested in Massachusetts State Police.

In August, a woman reported to Cape Coral Police that her daughter had disclosed to her that she had been sexually abused by the woman’s boyfriend, Leclair, over the past several months. The woman and her seven year old daughter had been living with Leclair in Cape Coral.
Leclair denied the allegations when interviewed by detectives. Leclair then fled to Massachusetts during the investigation.

Cape Coral police secured an arrest warrant for Leclair on charges of capital sexual battery. Cape Coral Detectives assigned to the US Marshal’s Office Fugitive Task Force, working with the Massachusetts State Police, located Leclair last night.

He was arrested and will face extradition back to Florida.