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Criminal defense attorney tries to rape 13-year-old boy

By Mason White 3:12 PM March 22, 2016
Daniel Stewart 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A criminal defense attorney was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to commit rape after allegedly trying to pay the father of a boy in exchange for having sex with the child, police in Arkansas said.

Faulkner County police said that they have arrested 47-year-old Daniel Stewart, after being accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old boy.

Stewart was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit rape. He was booked into the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, and his bail was set at $250,000.

According to the police investigation, Stewart placed an ad seeking contact with a young boy or child.

An undercover officer responded to the ad via email, and eventually began communicating through the messaging application Kik.

They made plans to meet at a hotel in Fort Smith. Stewart believed that he was speaking with an adult man and his 13-year-old son.

As soon as Stewart arrived at the hotel, he was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.