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July 10, 2014
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Placer sheriff’s office arrests online predator

Placer County sheriff’s detectives didn’t have to go far to arrest and book their latest suspect, who reportedly befriended them through an online ad and agreed to meet — in the Placer County Jail parking lot — for a sexual rendezvous.

Daniel Eugene Kirschner, 28, of Auburn, became the fourth suspect since February who has been arrested after placing an online ad that was answered by a Placer County sheriff’s detective.

Detectives have responded to ads as a 13-year-old girl. Kirschner reportedly placed an ad seeking a girlfriend on a popular website, but did not stop corresponding when the “girl” told him she

was 13.

Detectives, posing as the 13-year-old, told Kirschner that she’d meet up with him at the jail while her mother was there for her boyfriend’s court appearance, a spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

As soon as he arrived Tuesday, detectives confronted him, arrested him and walked him into the jail.

Kirschner was booked on charges of communicating with a minor for purposes of committing a sexual act and attempted lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He was booked and released on $100,000 bail.


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