On February 7th, 2013, Danny Lynn Everett, 37, of Pace, traveled to meet a 14 year old girl who resided in Freeport, FL, who he had chatted with online on February 3rd, 2013. The female he was meeting was actually an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. During their conversations, Everett made known his intentions of driving to Walton County to engage in illegal sexual activity with her and sent obscene images to the 14 year old. Everett believed she would be alone without parental supervision during the course of the intended acts. Everett drove to a local convenience store in DeFuniak Springs where he had planned on meeting the 14 year old and was arrested. Items were located in his vehicle related to sexual activity, validating his intentions for his victim. Everett was transported and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections. He was charged with Obscene Communications-Traveling to Meet after Using Computer to Lure Child, Online Solicitation of a minor, and sending obscene materials to a minor.
On October, 1, 2013, Everett plead no contest to Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sexual Favors, Computer Pornography and Using a Computer to Facilitate or Solicit the Sexual Conduct of a Child. Everett was sentenced to 34.5 months to the Walton County Department of Corrections with credit for time served and will be designated as a Sexual Offender.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive approach into investigating cyber-crimes in our area. There are currently 140 registered sexual offenders/predators living in Walton County. The Sheriff’s Office encourages families to visit www.flsexoffender.net to subscribe to receive e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into neighborhoods.