August 18, 2014
Allegheny County man arrested after traveling to meet 11-year-old "girl" and her "family" for sex
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of an Allegheny County man accused of posting an online advertisement that solicited incestuous sex, and then traveling to a local hotel to meet who he believed was an 11-year-old girl and her parents.
According to the criminal complaint, agents, conducting an investigation into online advertisements that solicit sex from children, responded to an ad allegedly posted by Daniel Schulties, 23, 135 Richard Road, Wexford.
The charges state that Schulties posted an online advertisement title, "Looking to join an Incest Family. ?" Over the course of several months, Schulties corresponded with the "father" and "daughter" via email and text messages ? describing the sexual acts he wished to perform when they met and expressing his desire to engage in a sexual relationship. In addition to the explicit messages, Schulties allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the girl and her parents.
Schulties was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, when he arrived at a predetermined location to meet the family for the purpose of sex. He is charged with one count of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal attempt to commit rape of a child, one count of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
Attorney General Kane thanked the Moon Township Police Department for its assistance with the investigation. The case will be prosecuted in Allegheny County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.
Reporting Internet Predators
Suspected Internet predators can be reported to the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section by calling the Child Predator Hotline at 1-800-385-1044. Anonymous tips can also be sent directly from a cell phone by texting PAKIDS + YOUR TIP to 847411 or through an online complaint form available by clicking here.
Internet safety tips are available on the "Operation Safe Surf" section of www.attorneygeneral.gov. Organizations interested in materials, speakers or presentations should contact the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642 or via email at email@example.com.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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