MARYLAND Online Child Predators 2014: Daniel Burton "Snoop" got sentenced to 262 months in prison for Prostituting a 13-Year-Old Girl through the Internet on Craigslist

Judge Chasanow
On January 2nd (Yesterday), 2014, Daniel Burton (a/k/a "Snoop"), 30, of Capitol Heights, Maryland was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, to 262 months in prison followed by a lifetime supervised release. Judge Chasanow ordered that upon his release from prison, Burton must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he might be a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

Rosenstein stated: “This is an egregious case because the 'prostitute' was a 13-year old child, the lengthy sentence should send a powerful message that sex trafficking of children will not be tolerated in Maryland.” (Or elsewhere, no ?)

United States Attorney Rosenstein
According to his plea agreement in March 2008, Burton asked a 13-year-old girl walking near her home for her phone number, which she provided. Burton began calling the girl and eventually recruited her to work as a prostitute. Burton drove her to hotels, photographed her in lingerie, and advertised her on Craigslist for sexual services (Who knows, maybe he the Craigslist Ripper ?). The girl had sex with many clients that responded to the ads and Burton kept all the money she earned. Burton provided the girl with alcohol, marijuana and ecstasy.

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On April 1st, 2008, police responded to a complaint at a hotel, where Burton was found with the girl in a room. Burton claimed the girl was a relative and police arranged for the girl to return home. Burton subsequently picked the girl up at her home and continued prostituting her.

On April 8th, 2008, law enforcement saw a Craigslist ad for the girl’s sexual services and arranged a “date”. Law enforcement arrived at the scene and arrested Burton who was sitting outside the hotel.

The case was investigated by the FBI-led Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force (MCETF), created in 2010 to combat child prostitution, with members from 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Task Force coordinates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit to identify missing children being advertised online for prostitution.

MCETF partners with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, formed in 2007 to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders. Members include federal, state and local law enforcement, as well as victim service providers and local community members.

For more information about the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, visit:

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