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August 29, 2013

Man charged with child sexually abusive behavior

By April Lehmbeck
C & G Staff Writer

Roseville resident Darren Calvin Bailey, 33, faces four felony counts after he allegedly reached out to a 14-year-old girl with inappropriate messages by computer and tried to set up a date.

The investigation was conducted by the Special Investigations Division of the Roseville Police Department and officials from the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force after the teen’s father contacted police about messages, apparently sent in a chat room, from someone claiming to be a teenage boy, according to police information.

“The father was dubious of (the) individual’s intentions and notified the police of his fears,” Roseville Police stated in a news release.

Police said that investigators posed as the girl and exchanged text messages with the suspect, who allegedly made requests for sexual favors and photos.

“The suspect also sent nude photos of himself to investigators trying to entice his victim to meet with him,” police said in the release.

After the suspect allegedly set up a meeting with who he thought was the teenage girl at a local park Aug. 28, police met him instead.

During the arrest, Bailey tried to run and fought with officers, who used a Taser to gain compliance and make the arrest, according to police.

Bailey was charged with two counts of child sexually abusive behavior and one count of using a computer to commit a crime, both 20-year felonies. He also was charged with one count of assaulting a police officer, according to police information.

During his Aug. 29 arraignment, bond was set at $1 million cash or surety by 39th District Court Judge Catherine Steenland. His preliminary exam is scheduled for Sept. 11.

Bailey requested a court appointed attorney, but court personnel said that afternoon that one had not been appointed yet.

Police ask anyone with information to call (586) 447-4483.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer April Lehmbeck at alehmbeck@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1043.