Police Sexual Exploitation Arrest

A Rancho El Dorado man was arrested Wednesday and charged with additional sex crimes as part of an investigation that began last year.

David L. Conway, 38, of West Michaels Drive, was initially arrested Oct. 29 and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor (child pornography), one count of failure to update address per sex offender requirements, failure to provide online identifiers as well as luring a minor for sexual exploitation, according to police. At the time, authorities said he was an unregistered sexual offender.

Those charges came after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip in February 2020 identifying him as the alleged uploader of child porn images on social media that contained visual depictions of minors, including one less than 10 years old, engaged in exploitive or lascivious exhibition, police said.

A search warrant was served to the Snapchat platform, where Conway allegedly communicated with several minors discussing sexual topics in very raw language, according to a probable cause statement for the October arrest.

Police said Conway had failed to register as a sex offender in the City of Maricopa since September 2018.

Several search warrants were executed after Conway’s arrest in October which showed he allegedly had been communicating with minors, discussing and acting upon sexual topics on a social media platform, said police, noting four of the juveniles were ultimately identified.

After reviewing information extracted from the devices seized from Conway, he was found to have 12 additional online identifiers which he allegedly did not disclose during his post-Miranda interview, nor to Offender Watch, within compliance of his sex offender requirements, the probable cause statement said.

According to police, Conway now faces additional charges: one count of aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation, one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, one count of attempted luring a minor for sexual exploitation; and 12 counts of failure to disclose online identifiers.

Conway was booked into Pinal County Jail, where he remains, according to online inmate records. He has a hearing scheduled for Feb. 22.