Ken Paxton

Friday, April 9, 2004

Cedar Park Child Predator Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes prosecutors accepted a guilty plea Wednesday from Danny James Reeves, 32, of Cedar Park, who agreed to a term of eight years in prison for attempting to meet a child for sex. Reeves pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal solicitation of a minor.

Danny Reeves

Meanwhile, Attorney General Abbott said his investigators arrested two more men Wednesday and Thursday in Hays County for attempting to meet underage girls they solicited in online teen chat rooms.

Reeves was arrested by Abbott’s Cyber Crimes investigators last November. He had been in a teen chat room with an undercover officer whom he believed was a 15-year-old girl. He solicited the officer for sex, then persuaded the girl to meet him at a prearranged location in Bastrop.

A forensics examination of Reeves’ computer equipment yielded evidence linking him to this crime and possible offenses involving other children. Bastrop County District Attorney Bryan Goetz assisted Abbott’s prosecutor in this case, Assistant Attorney General John Saba. Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the November arrest.

Richard A. Dionne,Jr.

Cyber Crimes officers arrested a Fort Hood soldier after he drove to the Buda area Thursday to meet an underage girl. Richard A. Dionne Jr., 41, who resides on base, was taken to the Hays County Jail after arriving at a fast food restaurant and charged with attempted sexual assault of a child.

William Lawson

Officers arrested a Converse man, William J. Lawson, 24, Wednesday afternoon in the San Marcos area for attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Lawson is a student at Incarnate Word College. He works as a pharmacy technician for Walgreen’s. He is charged with attempted sexual assault of a child and bond was set at $75,000.