March 01, 2011

Steven Demink - Jailed After Posing As Psychologist, Convincing Women To Molest Their Children As A Form Of "Therapy"

Candice Miller Jail Booking Report

Detroit, Michigan (The Weekly Vice) - Steven Demink, a 41-year-old Redford Township man was jailed after he allegedly pretended to by a psychologist online, convincing women to molest their children and send him the photographs of the abuse as a "form of therapy".

According to Detroit police, Demink targeted several single mothers over the Internet, claiming to be "Dalton St. Clair," a psychologist and single father of a 14-year-old girl. He also posted a male model's face on the profile, claiming that it was it was a photo of himself.

Investigators say Demink contacted women in Idaho, Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon, and other states between April 2009 and September 2010. He then convinced some of them to sexually abuse their children, claiming that it would make them "happier". He also requested that they send him pictures of the attacks via email or a live web stream. In one instance, he coerced an Oregon woman to sexually abuse her 8-year-old autistic son in order to "teach him about sex".

Demink also advertised himself as a "good looking" father that might be interested in dating the women if they complied with his instructions.

Demink was arrested in October 2010 and was charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Seven other cases were dropped as part of a plea agreement. He will be sentenced in June, and may face 15 years to life upon conviction.

Seven children have been rescued and at least three mothers have been arrested, including Rebecca Nail, a New Hampshire mother who was charged with producing child pornography and may face 15 to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 21st.

Candice Miller of Lee County, Florida was also jailed and charged with 5 counts of producing child pornography. She is being held without bond. Prosecutors say all of the children are now safe.


Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice


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