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Bonner County sex offender may have had more 'pen pals'

March 30, 2023

On March 23, the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office was notified that registered sex offender David Anthony Stewart (AKA Daniel Anthony Stewart and Daniel Anthony Bailey), 68, Sagle, had attended the performance of “Mama Mia” at Sandpoint High School on Friday, March 17, which is a violation of Idaho Code 18-8329, Prohibited Access to Children. During the investigation it was learned Stewart was planning to attend another presentation of “Mama Mia” on March 25.

With the assistance of Sandpoint Police Department and Sandpoint High School staff, David Stewart was located inside Sandpoint High School by Bonner County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Stewart was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Investigators have learned Stewart has been communicating with a minor child via letters and calls himself a “pen pal” to the child.

David Stewart has been charged with Prohibited Access to Children and is currently out on bail.

Investigators believe Stewart may have other “pen pals” in the community and are asking the public to come forward with any information. Anyone with information about David Stewart and his communication with minor children is encouraged to contact Detective Barry Reinink via email, barry.reinink@bonnercountyid.gov or contact Bonner County 911 at (208) 265-5525.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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