Clayton Man Charged With Arranging To Meet A Minor For Sex

May 22, 2020 16:31 pm · 14 comments

The following information is from the Contra Costa D.A.’s Office:

On Thursday May 21, 2020, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 40-year-old Clayton resident Daniel Steven Paul with multiple violations including attempted lewd acts with a minor, unlawful communications with a minor and arranging to meet a minor for sex.

In early May, investigators from the County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force learned Paul had been the subject of an investigation in a foreign country, in which Paul distributed harmful material to a person he believed to be a minor. The investigation led agents to begin talking with Paul via text message and soon after making contact with him, Paul began to attempt to entice what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl into meeting with him for sex.

On May 20, 2020, Paul went to Hidden Lakes Park in Martinez with the intention of engaging in sex acts with a minor. He was taken into custody and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. A search of his vehicle revealed he brought condoms and alcohol to the meeting.

Paul remains in the custody of the Contra Costa County Sheriff. His bail is currently set at $250,000.

Since the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order went into effect, law enforcement from around the United States have noted a significant increase in the number on online child exploitation reports. Many of these cases involve adult suspects grooming minors into taking explicit images of themselves. Parents are encouraged to be on heightened alert for this behavior and take steps to both monitor their child’s online activity and having candid conversations with their children about the dangers of smartphone use.

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DVC Student May 22, 2020 at 4:36 PM

What is the deal with them always choosing Hidden Lakes Park to meet?
Or is this police choosing the location as the decoy online?

Hidden Lakes Park seems to be a popular spot to get your Sex Offender List badge of honor.

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Ted May 22, 2020 at 10:50 PM

probably because is close enough to county jail but far enough away not to spook these losers.

Antonius May 22, 2020 at 4:41 PM

If you are communicating with a 14 year old via text or internet for sex it is almost always a law officer answering your messages dumb A$$. I was on two different Grand Juries for guys who tried this and got caught also in Martinez.Keep him in the slammer or cut it off, or both……..

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Roger law May 22, 2020 at 5:11 PM

This is the classic frame job by the police. That is bull they are ruining people all the time

Sam May 22, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Frame job? How could he have been framed if he showed up?

Martizian May 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM

Anyone that sides with a chome is a chomo

Sam May 22, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Exactly

Cowellian May 23, 2020 at 3:07 PM

I’m sure that the child molesters all appreciate Roger Law’s support. If they are lucky, maybe Roger has a real law degree and will be willing to share that support in a courtroom.

Cowellian May 22, 2020 at 6:03 PM

He deserves whatever punishment he gets.

Back when the Internet was still brand new, we knew that we should assume everyone we talked to was a thirteen-year-old girl, except for the thirteen-year-old girls. We assumed that they were all FBI agents.

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Aunt Barbara May 22, 2020 at 11:15 PM

Chase Bank and Apple phone scammers are calling again after weeks of abstinence

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lol May 23, 2020 at 1:51 AM

they say never trust a guy with two first names..

…but this guy has three…

FPN May 23, 2020 at 11:53 AM

Roger law, your comment is shameful.

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DVC Student May 23, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Roger Law is gonna be on the Sex Offender List soon.

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Anonamiss May 23, 2020 at 7:23 PM

These men who are searching for underage girls to rape, exploit, have sex with etc. are the sickest, lowest scum breathing in oxygen each and every day. I hope that he is castrated, imprisoned and given a lobotomy with a dull instrument. As for the comment as these men are being set up, if you are trolling for young girls to have sex with and then show up to the specified location with hopes of doing so then you should be thrown to the wolves. Plain and simple.

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