Wexford, PA Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime
HLN Network News, Nancy Grace – Wed June 17, 2015
A Pennsylvania man is accused of traveling to a hotel room to have sex with who he thought was an 11-year-old girl and her parents.
Daniel Schulties, 24, allegedly posted an online advertisement with the title “Looking to join an Incest Family” in April 2014, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
Agents from the Attorney General’s Office responded to the ad, posing as a willing family with an 11-year-old daughter.
Over the next several months, Schulties allegedly corresponded with the “father” and “daughter” via e-mail and text messages describing the sexual acts he wished to perform when they met, a news release states.
Schulties also allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the “girl” and her “parents,” authorities said.
In August 2014, Schulties arrived at a hotel to meet the family for the purpose of sex, according to the news release.
He was arrested and charged with unlawful contact with a minor, criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempt to commit indecent assault, and criminal use of a communication facility.
Schulties pleaded guilty last week and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 19.
“The charges are serious but my client has accepted full responsibility for them from the very beginning,” Schulties attorney David Shrager told HLN.
Schulties does not have a previous criminal history and this was his first contact with the criminal justice system, Shrager said.
He has accepted treatment to address his issues and is extremely remorseful, Shrager added.
WPXI Channel 11 News -Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A Wexford man who posted an online ad seeking to “join an incest family” has pleaded guilty to several charges connected to the case.
Daniel Schulties, 24, traveled to a motel in Moon where he planned to meet with an 11-year-old girl and her parents.
Investigators posed as a family and exchanged email and text messages with Schulties.
Undercover agents arrested Schulties in Moon last August.
According to the 60-page criminal complaint obtained by Channel 11 News, Schulties confessed to once before planning to meet a 10-year-old girl, but his conscience took over and he ultimately decided not to meet her.
However, he told the arresting agents that this time, his “other side” took over, saying, “My messed up side got ahold of me, and I was going to go through with it,” the complaint stated.
Schulties, who apologized for his intentions, pleaded guilty to two counts each of attempted indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
“(He has) no criminal history whatsoever. He’s a soft-spoken, young man. He’s receiving treatment right now to address these issues with a top person in that field, and I believe he’s made fantastic progress,” said defense attorney David Shrager.
Schulties is facing state prison time and is set to be sentenced in mid-September.