AUBURN—Placer County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 28-year-old man on Tuesday, July 8 after scheduling what the suspect believed to be a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl at the County Jail parking lot.
Daniel Eugene Kirschner was arrested after detectives, posing as the 13-year-old, told Kirschner that she’d meet up with him at the jail while her mother was there for her boyfriend’s court appearance. As soon as Kirschner arrived detectives confronted and arrested him on suspicion of communicating with a minor for purposes of committing a sexual act, and attempted and lewd lascivious acts with a child younger than 14.
“It was very swift. From the time he pulled up until he was arrested and in the jail, it was about two minutes,” said Dena Erwin of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.
Kirschner had placed an ad seeking a girlfriend on a popular website. He did not stop corresponding when the “girl” told him she was 13 and emailed with the detective for one week.
This marks the fourth suspect since February to be arrested after placing an online ad that was answered by Placer County detectives posing as a 13-year-old girl.
He was booked on charges of communicating with a minor for purposes of committing a sexual act and attempted lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.
Kirschner recently posted to his Facebook account that he had only two more days of community service left. After being released from jail, he followed that post up with, “Got in trouble again. Wish didn’t happen to me.”