ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove man arrested last month for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old relative may have had at least one more underage victim, Elk Grove police announced today.
Bradley Dayley, a 38-year-old unemployed resident of Elk Grove, was arrested Sept. 23 for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old relative and distributing videotaped and photographed images of the molestation online.
During their investigation, Elk Grove detectives contacted an 18-year-old female they believe was sexually assaulted by Dayley over the course of a two-year period, beginning when the victim was 16. The second victim is not related to Dayley.
Officer Christopher Trim, the spokesman for the Elk Grove Police Department, wasn’t able to reveal just how detectives learned of the second victim, saying only that “information developed there was an additional victim.”
Elk Grove police didn’t release a mug shot of Daley when he was first arrested due to the ongoing nature of the investigation at that time. Police cited the desire not to compromise efforts to locate possible other victims.
Dayley, who was officially charged with three crimes when he was arrested in September, now faces an additional 22 counts. He was formally charged today with 13 counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, eight counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with victims more than three years younger, and oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 or younger.
“Any time you’re dealing with substantial amounts of evidence, additional charges may be filed,” Trim explained.
Dayley’s bail was set to $1.5 million. He is currently in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail.