Man Convicted of Soliciting Girls Outside Middle School Had Mattress, Condoms in Van
A man convicted of soliciting girls outside a middle school and other schools in Maryland had a mattress and condoms in his van, police said.
Daniel Dickson, 34, was convicted on Wednesday, Jan. 24, of sexual solicitation of a minor.
Dickson propositioned a 15-year-old girl and her older sister as they walked near Loiderman Middle School in Silver Spring last June, according to court documents obtained by WTOP.
The girl thought fast—before leaving the area quickly, and recorded video of Dickson’s van and license plate.
She alerted police and they found and arrested Dickson, and impounded his van.
“Thank goodness that she was quick on her feet and really very smart to take a video,” Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, told NBC Washington.
The documents obtained by WTOP revealed a chilling picture of what was in the van.
“There was a full-size twin mattress in the back of his Mazda minivan and various other paraphernalia that were sexual in nature: body sprays, oils, and boxes of condoms,” the documents stated.
Dickson was already known to police after an incident in 2013.
A 17-year-old told officers then that she was walking home from Wheaton High School in the same city when Dickson pulled near her and asked her to get in his van.
The documents said she walked away but he tailed her for some time.
The court documents stated, “The driver continued following her as she was walking home, asking her to get in the car with him, saying ‘Come play with me’, ‘Wanna see this?’ and ‘What’s your number?’”
Dickson allegedly told the girls last year that he followed girls around to try to pick them up, and wasn’t going to stop until someone told him to, reported Fox.
The broadcaster reported that Dickson will be sentenced in March, to up to 10 years in prison.
After release, he will have to register as a sex offender.
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