Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Dalton Skipworth, 27, of Mountain View, Okla. and Christian Dalmont, 24, of Wichita, Kan., for allegedly soliciting sex with a minor by use of technology.
On July 8, Skipworth was arrested with the assistance of the Murray County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Canadian County Jail. On July 9, Dalmont was arrested and transported to the Canadian County Jail.
Dalmont and Skipworth both engaged in sexual communication with what they believed to be minor children in Canadian County, according to a Canadian County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Skipworth allegedly believed he was talking to a 14-year-old female and discussed various graphic sex acts including sending photographs of his genitals to the decoy.
He also allegedly talked with the decoy about specific clothes he wanted her to wear and discussed if they met where they would have sex.
Skipworth allegedly asked for photographs of the decoy and continued with the illegal conversation even though he believed he was talking to a minor.
He reportedly is employed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and works in Jackson County.
Investigators learned Skipworth was working as a volunteer with Mountain View Baptist Church at Falls Creek Church Camp in south central Oklahoma.
The Falls Creek staff was contacted by investigators and briefed on the situation, according to the news release. Camp staff agreed to assist with locating Skipworth and keeping him busy until deputies could arrive to take him into custody.
Both Murray County and Canadian County Sheriff’s Office personnel interviewed Skipworth at the time of his arrest, and Skipworth allegedly admitted to talking to a minor in a sexual manner.
Skipworth was taken into custody by Murray County sheriff’s deputies and then transported to the Canadian County Jail by Canadian County sheriff’s investigators.
Skipworth’s bond was set at $25,000. He posted bail and has been released from custody.
“I’m very grateful to both Murray County Sheriff Darin Rogers and his deputies, as well as the Falls Creek staff who were all instrumental in taking Skipworth into custody,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. “I shared with one of the Falls Creek administrators how much I appreciated their assistance and considered Falls Creek and Mountain View Baptist Church to also be a victim of Skipworth’s actions.”
ONE DAY LATER …
Canadian County investigators arrested Dalmont on July 9 in Canadian County after he engaged in extreme sexual communication with what he believed to be a 12-year-old girl, according to the sheriff’s news release.
Dalmont allegedly explained and described to the girl various sex acts including having threesomes with children as young as eight years old.
He allegedly even told the decoy that he wanted to see her neighbor’s two-year-old child nude, and even wanted to put diapers on the child.
Dalmont allegedly communicated with the decoy from his home in Wichita, Kan., and told her that he wanted to meet up at a skate park in Canadian County. Dalmont allegedly made plans to pick up the decoy and go back to her apartment to have sex.
Dalmont allegedly asked the decoy if he took her for the weekend, did she think her mother would call the police to report her as missing or kidnapped. He allegedly explained how he wanted to adopt the decoy and her friends and bathe them.
Dalmont also allegedly asked the decoy various questions about her genitals and if her bottom was small.
He allegedly continued to inquire about picking the decoy up and expressed fear of being caught by law enforcement.
However, Dalmont still traveled from his home in Wichita, Kan. to Route 66 Skate Park in Canadian County to meet with and pick up the decoy to have sex with her.
Dalmont was intercepted by Canadian County sheriff’s deputies before he could enter the park and was taken into custody.
Dalmont allegedly admitted to investigators that he would have had sex with the decoy. Dalmont also consented to have his phone forensically examined and investigators found he frequented a website that contained child pornography.
Dalmont was transported to the Canadian County Jail and booked in on the charges of lewd acts with a minor and possession of child pornography.
He is currently in jail and his bond is set at $100,000.
“Considering Dalmont drove to Canadian County and had every intention to rape and potentially kidnap a 12-year-old girl is of great concern to me,” West said.
“I’m extremely proud of my team and the great work they are doing to protect our precious children from evil people who would do serious mental and physical harm to them.”