Sex offender in Pittsburg arrested again for child sex crimes

Sex offender in Pittsburg arrested again for child sex crimes

Update: The Crawford County Prosecutor has filed charges against McDaniel for the Nov. 8th incident of indecent solicitation and stalking. McDaniel appeared in court this morning (Nov. 22) and is being held on a $150,000 cash/surety bond.

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A Pittsburg resident, registered as a sex offender, is arrested again for child sex crimes.

On Friday, November 8th, 2019, the Pittsburg Police Department got a report of a 13-year-old juvenile victim receiving inappropriate text message from a man. Police say that man had been soliciting the juvenile victim for sexual relations.

After investigating, police arrested Ronald W. McDaniel, 42, of Pittsburg. They booked McDaniel into the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for felony electronic solicitation of a child, felony stalking and misdemeanor harassment by a telecommunications device. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond.

In July 2019, McDaniel was also arrested for three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and two counts of misdemeanor stalking for following and exposing himself to a 10- and 11-year-old on three separate dates.

In September, McDaniel entered a plea deal in that case and was found guilty of two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. A judge ordered him to probation and to register as a sex offender.

Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso has reached out to McDaniel’s probation officer to see if she’s planning to file an affidavit seeking to revoke his probation.

Police are still investigating the November 8th incident. Gayoso says he has not received paperwork yet to file charges in the latest case against McDaniel.

Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at their automated tip line, (620) 231 -TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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