Sex offender arrested in MD for 54 counts of sexual related offenses against a minor child in Scotland Co. NC

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigative Division, obtained criminal arrest warrants against, Cornelius Godfrey Brennecke, 44, of Baltimore, Maryland, in reference to (27) counts of felony First Degree Sexual Offense Against a Minor Child and (27) counts of felony Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent.

Brennecke was a resident of Scotland County from 2010 through 2012. Brennecke resided in the area of Corbit Road and Andrew Jackson Highway, of Laurel Hill, NC and Laurinburg, NC. Brennecke was a registered sex offender when he moved to Scotland County, and was required to register with the sheriff’s office in which he did report. Brennecke allegedly resided with a family in Scotland County which included an adult female whom he was allegedly romantically involved with. Brennecke allegedly sexually assaulted the child residing in this home, on more than one occasion, a minor child who was alleged to be six years old at the time the offenses started.

Brennecke was previously charged in Scotland County for violations of his sexual offender registry requirements, and later, relocated back to the state of Maryland. Brennecke was recently arrested in the state of Maryland for sexual acts against a child which, the Maryland State Police reported additional incidents for the county of Scotland, that were discovered during the minor child’s interviews that were conducted in Maryland.

Brennecke is currently an inmate in the state of Maryland at a local detention facility, awaiting judicial proceedings in his many counts of felony crimes involving sexual acts with a child. Maryland State Police agreed to work with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, and attempt to assist the sheriff’s office in the extradition process legally.

Brennecke awaits extradition to the State of North Carolina, where he will be brought before a magistrate in the county of Scotland.

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