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Former Coral Springs police officer sentenced for soliciting sex from teen



Coral Springs, Florida – After pleading guilty to two counts of using a computer to sexually exploit a child, a former Coral Springs Police officer has been sentenced to 14-and-a-half months in state prison.

According to documents filed in Broward County Circuit Court, a 64-year-old, Steven Daniello, who was arrested in January 2021, will also serve nearly four years of probation after completing his prison term.

As part of his sentence, issued Jan. 4, Daniello will register as a sex offender, forfeit his law enforcement officer certification, pay $10,680 in restitution, and stay away from the 15-year-old female victim, according to the records.

After his arrest, Daniello, whose most recent job with Coral Springs Police was a school resource officer position at Westchester Elementary School, was fired.

Investigators said he offered to pay the teen victim for nude photos of herself and discussed her performing sexual acts for him, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, an undercover detective began posing as the victim online, and Daniello—believing he was speaking with the teen—requested oral sex.


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