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Police: Matteson man sexually assaulted girl in Will County

Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan

The president of an Indiana plumbing business was arrested on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to court records.

About 4 p.m. Thursday, Mark H. Brennan, 64, of Matteson, was arrested and taken to the Will County jail on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a female family member who is younger than 13.

A warrant for Brennan’s arrest lists his employer as Yes! Plumbing, which is based in Schererville, Indiana. Indiana state records list him as the president of Yes! Plumbing.

On July 21, Chicago police contacted the Will County Sheriff’s Office after receiving information about a sexual assault that occurred in Crete Township, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said in an email.

Sheriff’s detectives traveled to Chicago and spoke to the parents of a girl, Hoffmeyer said.

The parents told the detectives that when they picked up their son and daughter from a relative’s house in Crete, they were told about an alleged incident that had taken place between their daughter and Brennan, Hoffmeyer said.

Sheriff’s detectives investigating the incident brought Brennan in for questioning, she said.

On Thursday, Will County Judge Vincent Cornelius signed a warrant for Brennan’s arrest. Hoffmeyer said Brennan turned himself in at the Will County jail.

About 8 p.m. Thursday, Brennan posted 10% of his $150,000 bond and was released.

His next court date is Aug. 22.

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