FBI Looking For Accused Child Abuser Jerold Dunning
The FBI said Jerold Dunning has experience working with fiberglass for boats. He enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, four-wheeling, and skiing (snow and water). He has ties to Florida and Tennessee. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please submit your tips to InPursuitTips.com or text 1-833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).
In October 1998, one phone call changed Kym Brown-Hunter's life forever. She received a phone call from the school where her only child was attending. This is when she learned her then 12-year-old daughter, Jamie Brown, had made disturbing allegations about her home life.
Jamie claimed her mother's boyfriend, Jerold "Jerry" Dunning, had been molesting her for two years. Jamie had the courage to talk about it with a friend and that friend encouraged her to come forward to the guidance counselor at school.
"My whole world just crumbled at that point," Kym said.
Upon learning this devastating news, Kym told IN PURSUIT Host Callahan Walsh, she didn't hesitate to leave Dunning. At one point, according to Jamie, Dunning even offered her money for sex. Kym said she knew what her own daughter was going through, because Kym herself helped to prosecute her own father for preying on her in the same manner.
Along with Kym, law enforcement took these allegations seriously. Dunning was charged with 5 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 16. But, he was released only 24 hours later. Dunning was out on a $25,000 bond, authorities said, when he skipped town.
In June 1999, a trial date was set, but Dunning was nowhere to be found.
Kym, who was a private investigator, decided she was going to do some of her own tracking. She figured out where Dunning was hiding in Tennessee and alerted authorities right away. But by the time the FBI made it to the location, Dunning was long gone. Kym learned during that trip that Dunning was going by his middle name Chester.
A brand new age progression shows what Dunning may look like as an older man. It's possible he could still be wearing glasses and sporting a mustache. He's now in his 60s and his brown hair may have since turned gray. Dunning is known to have a scar above his left eye. Investigators said he's an experienced boat builder and could be living in a boating community.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please submit your tips to InPursuitTips.com or text 1-833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).