Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FL - Former Madison Police Officer (Daniel McLeod) Arrested for Child Molestation and Child Porn

Original Article

09/13/2011

PERRY - The Taylor County Jail tells Eyewitness News that Daniel McLeod, a former officer with the Madison Police Department, was arrested on September 9th by Perry police. The charges include two counts of lewd battery and one count of lewd molestation. The age of the alleged victim in this arrest is not known at this time.

The Madison Police Department’s Public Information Officer says that McLeod resigned back in 2009 after he was caught sexting with a minor. He was charged at the time with possession of child porn.

The Taylor County Jail confirms that McLeod did bond out and is not in jail right now.



2 comments :

TCLNick203 said...

As I understand it, child porn is under the category of "violent crimes" (thus the ability for lawmakers to punish harshly)...
Molestation IS a violent crime!

I can understand getting out on bond for possession of porn but how does he bond out for what is essentially sexual assault?

Is this the double standard that we have all come to know and loathe?  Certainly seems that way...

In my opinion, of course...

James Barlow said...

Our teenage daughter (18) recently got tied up with him.  According to her, she went to him for advice after being “date raped” since he is a former police officer.  She said he told her not to tell her parents about it since she was 18 and an adult.  We told her that was the stupidest advice imaginable.  What we didn’t know is that she had been talking to him for about two weeks before we found out.  She got mad and left home.  Magically enough, she ended up staying with some of his friends.  After about six days, his mother contacted our other daughter and told her to have us come pick our daughter up because he “didn’t need any trouble right now”.  He still has to go to court over the molestation charge.  She also mentioned that she had no idea why so many young runaway girls felt the need to go to him for help or why he feels he has to “help” them.  He and our daughter were not with her at the time and were at a golf tournament. I expect she was trying to get someone to pluck our daughter out of the situation without his or her knowledge.  In my opinion, she would not want any bad press surfacing that may impact her husband’s (his father) campaign.  He is running for Sheriff of Taylor County. Apparently, this kind of thing has been going on for some time.  Years, even.  The more I hear, the worse it sounds.  I haven’t had time to verify all the stories, yet.  I am just getting warmed up.  If it is as prevalent as the people I have talked to say, why has this not been addressed with a more satisfactory outcome?  It seems it is a perfect example of the quote: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Well, if nothing else, I am persistent.  Like a bulldog when I get hold of something. If someone would have stepped up to the plate before, perhaps our family would have been spared this grief.  Perhaps not but, maybe the next naïve girl and her family won’t have to deal with this.