Daniel Catarino Reyes
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Daniel Reyes made a 9-year-old girl’s innocence disappear.
22-year-old Daniel Reyes, an award winning magician and mime who has been practicing magic since he was 11, wandered into Creekside Elementary School on the 16th of January, 2008, under the pretext of talking to one of his former teachers.
Because Daniel was a regular at the school, performing his magic act to crowds of delighted children at the end of each school year, nobody batted an eye when he walked into a classroom at 11:20 in the morning and asked for volunteers to serve as his assistants for a magic show.
Four girls answered the call. Two of the girls were immediately disqualified by Daniel Reyes, for whatever reason. The other two girls were taken out into the hallway to chat with Daniel Reyes for a while, until he made his final decision, sent one girl back into the classroom and wandered off with the other.
Daniel Reyes escorted the nine-year-old off-campus without anyone noticing or raising an alarm. Whether he used magic to kidnap the girl or if the incident was just the result of careless school staff, we may never know.
All we do know is that Daniel Reyes, who was attending college in Las Vegas (where he had a regular show), drove this girl back to his parent’s house, where he had a video camera set up.
While the girl was blindfolded, Daniel Reyes told her to perform a sexual act with him, which she refused to do. Daniel Reyes then asked the girl to rub his hands and pose for some pictures, which she did.
If that is all Daniel Reyes did to her, then she and her parents should be considered lucky. It could have been much, much worse.
An hour after he took the girl off-campus, Daniel Reyes returned her, uninjured.
The girl told a teacher what happened, the teacher told the school administration, and at 1:45 in the afternoon, the police were called.
Daniel Reyes was arrested later that day and hit with a charge of aggravated kidnapping. Police executed a search warrant on the property Daniel Reyes took the girl to and seized some “interesting” items.
Steve Polzer, Creekside Elementary’s principal, wrote this letter to area parents, possibly after being inundated with phone calls from parents who were questioning exactly why a 22-year-old man was able to walk onto a supposedly secure campus and walk off, unquestioned, with one of the students:
I can appreciate how you must feel after seeing media reports concerning this incident. We know your child’ safety is your number one priority. While student confidentiality and the on-going investigation prevent me from providing you with all the details, please be assured that we are reviewing all policies and procedures to prevent any future incident. Creekside Elementary’s teachers and staff are committed to providing the best education possible in a safe learning environment.
If you’ll watch closely, you’ll see a variety of media on the Internet which featured Daniel Reyes disappear as well. Videos, MySpace profiles and so on are dropping off the net rather quickly.
Daniel Reyes’ own website has apparently gone dark, but unfortunately for him, websites are cached and what has disappeared from your eyes here can be viewed there.
Hopefully the authorities have caught this particular pedophile before he could do much damage, and hopefully this is the first time Daniel Reyes has done anything like this. One thing is assured: Daniel Reyes’ career prospects have vanished.
Does Daniel Reyes deserve Hell?
- Yes (69%, 170 Votes)
- No (31%, 77 Votes)
Total Voters: 247
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