On June 18, 2021, Daniel Starks, 27 year old white male, from Canadian County was arrested by Canadian County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) investigators for lewd acts with a child under 16. This case was referred to CCSO Internet Crimes Against Children Unit because Starks was engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with what he believed was a 15-year-old girl from Alva, Oklahoma. This case began with a citizen organization, MotorCity Justice, which is an organization to detect child predators on the internet and work with law enforcement. This case was referred to CCSO because Starks lives in Canadian County.
MotorCity Justice provided CCSO screenshots of a conversation between their undercover investigator and Starks. The conversation included Starks telling the decoy about raping a nine-year-old family member. Starks also told the decoy he was at times engaging in oral sex with a twelve-year-old child while talking to the decoy. Starks also asked the decoy if he could rape the young children the decoy was pretending to babysit. MotorCity Justice did not send any photographs of young children to Starks. Their decoy told Starks he was making them uncomfortable, but that did not stop him from talking about raping young children.
CCSO continued to review the messages provided by MotorCity Justice and found nude photographs of Starks sent to the decoy. Starks sent videos of himself masturbating and even asked the decoy for nude photographs. Starks and the decoy talked about sexual torture he wanted the decoy to perform on him. Based on the evidence provided and information that Starks has access to young children, CCSO investigators quickly obtained an arrest warrant for Starks.
“Starks is a dangerous predator who needs to be in jail. Our children are safer that he is off the streets and goes to my mission on protecting our kids from these monsters,” said Canadian County Sheriff Chris West.
Starks admitted to talking to the decoy and confirmed the photographs and videos sent were of him. Starks was transported to the Canadian County Jail and charged with Lewd Acts with a Minor Under 16. At this time, his bond is set at no bond, and he is currently in custody. If anyone believes they or someone they know is a victim of sexual abuse by Starks, please contact Canadian County Sheriff’s Office investigations division.
If any questions please contact Major Flowers.
Major Adam Flowers
Canadian County Sheriff Office