March 15, 2023

FBI Seeking Information and Additional Victims of Suspected Sexual Exploitation

On Monday, March 6, 2023, Rex Dale Phelps was charged with abusive sexual contact in an aircraft.

The complaint against the defendant alleges that on multiple occasions in early 2023, Phelps had sexual contact with a minor victim while they were aboard an aircraft. Phelps is facing additional state charges related to conduct alleged to have occurred before and after those flights.

Federal investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify additional potential victims of Rex Dale Phelps. If you have any reason to believe you or someone you know may be a victim or have additional information about potential abusive sexual contact involving this defendant, please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at

Rex Dale Phelps, Detroit