Ex-Tehachapi councilman, firefighter accused of child sex crimes, again

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A former Tehachapi city councilman and Kern County Fire engineer, previously convicted of having sex with underage boys, appeared in court Tuesday for a new case involving alleged sex crimes.

Daniel Shane Reed, 53, pleaded not guilty to three counts: showing harmful material to a minor and communicating with and arranging to meet a minor for a sex act. He was arrested Saturday.

In asking for no bail, Assistant District Attorney Andrea Kohler told the court Reed is a registered sex offender who served a lengthy term behind bars after being convicted in a similar case.

Based on the allegations and prior convictions, Judge Michael G. Bush ordered Reed held without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.

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In 2011, Reed was arrested on allegations he took a 16-year-old boy to motels in Pismo Beach, Wasco and Bakersfield and performed sex acts with him at each location.

Then, while out on bail, Reed twice met a 13-year-old boy for sex, sheriff’s officials said.

The investigation leading to his second arrest began after he had accepted a plea deal that called for him to serve two years in prison.

With the additional charges, Reed pleaded no contest in 2012 to engaging in lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and was sentenced to a decade in prison. He resigned his positions as a councilman and firefighter.

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