Pennsylvania man accused of soliciting videos, sex from 12-year-old Douglas County girl convicted

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Danny W. Taylor

A Pennsylvania man who solicited sexually explicit videos from a 12-year-old Douglas County girl, then suggested they get a hotel room for sex, has been convicted in the case.

Danny W. Taylor, 44, of Philadelphia, pleaded no contest to electronic solicitation and attempted electronic solicitation of a child, both felonies, according to Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson. Taylor’s sentencing is set for Oct. 5.

The Lawrence Police Department launched its investigation in November 2017, when the girl’s mother found nude pictures and videos on her cellphone and reported the situation.

The girl told police she’d been using the social media video app “” to post videos of herself singing, when a male user asked if she traded “naughty pics,” according to the affidavit for Taylor’s arrest.

He started sending her nude photos and videos of himself masturbating and asked for nude photos and sexual videos of her.

The girl said the male user “was nice to her and wanted to be her friend but then it ‘got more serious,'” and she eventually sent him the images of herself, the affidavit says. The man also asked her if she wanted to have sex and said they should get a hotel room for it.

Charges against Taylor were filed Dec. 7, 2017. He was arrested on those charges in March and jailed on $500,000 bond.

Prior to his plea deal on Aug. 29, Taylor had been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of electronic solicitation of a child.

The police affidavit also described other disturbing claims by Taylor: He said in messages to the Douglas County girl that he’d had sex with children before, and sent her child pornography videos he said were of him.

Lawrence police and the DA’s office have declined to comment on those allegations in the pending case. However, police previously told the Journal-World that, generally, in such a situation they forward information to the appropriate local, state or federal authorities to ensure cases are properly investigated.

Contact Journal-World public safety reporter Sara Shepherd