San Francisco Police Special Victims Unit Investigators Arrest Suspect in Sexual Assault of a Child 21-053

In the Fall of 2020, the 8-year-old victim reported a sexual assault by the suspect that took place approximately seven months earlier while the suspect was staying overnight at the victim’s home in San Francisco. Upon learning of this assault, the victim’s mother immediately reported the incident to the San Francisco Police Department, and an investigation was initiated by the SFPD Special Victims Unit (SVU).

The investigation led to the discovery of a second victim who also reported numerous sexual advances and assaults when the victim was between the ages of 12-14 years old.

The suspect was identified as 56-year-old Brentwood resident Edward Earl Daniels

On March 3, 2021, San Francisco Police officers arrested Daniels at his home in Brentwood, CA. He was booked on the following charges: Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of Ten (288.7(b)PC), and two counts of Lewd Acts Upon a Child (288(a)PC).

Daniels is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail.

This investigation involves further allegations that Daniels may have engaged in similar behavior with additional unknown minor victims who have not reported these crimes to law enforcement.

If you believe you may have been a victim of, or witness to, a crime related to Daniels, you are encouraged to contact Sgt. Gary Buckner of the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit by calling 1-415-734- 3124.

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