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Grass Valley man arrested for sex with minor

Danial Burley, a 20-year-old resident of Grass Valley, has been charged with unlawful sexual contact with a young girl.

“All I can say, because of the nature of the investigation, is that we developed information that he was having unlawful intercourse with a female that was 13 years of age,” said Keith Royal, Nevada County Sheriff. “After a number of interviews, we determined that there was probable cause for him to be arrested.”

Authorities are being tight-lipped about the details of the case to protect the identity of the victim, but Royal told The Union that investigators believe any sexual contact that may have taken place was consensual.

Burley was arrested and transported to jail at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday. As of Thursday night, he was being held on $400,000 bail.

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