Middleton man charged with Internet enticement of underage girl

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 17:42:46-04

David Sebastian, 55, of Middleton, has been booked into the Canyon County Jail on a felony charge of enticing a minor over the Internet, and prosecutors are concerned there may be other victims who have not come forward yet.

According a probable cause affidavit, the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office became aware of the crime on May 25th, after receiving a report from the Middleton Police Department.

Reports say Sebastian gave an underage female inappropriate handwritten letters asking to meet him alone in an empty room at a local church, and asked that she allow him to take pictures of her in various poses. Investigators say he described the girl as “a beautiful young woman that is physically desirable to him.”

“If we are careful, there won’t be any problems,” he e-mailed her.

Through most of June, Sebastian communicated with the girl a number of times with inappropriate e-mails of a sexual nature, court documents said.  Some e-mails stated he looked forward to meeting her. One e-mail read, “Don’t hesitate to say no if I suggest something you don’t want to do.”

When Sebastian went to meet the girl on Monday, investigators arrived on the scene. In searching his van, reports say they found a handwritten letter with the girl’s name on it, Vaseline, a bed sheet, condoms, and a thumb drive with a sexually-explicit video.

Sebastian told authorities he “was only trying to give (the girl) more self-confidence by telling her she was beautiful and loved in the messages.” He told police he brought along “the pornographic movie ... to be able to show (the girl) and teach her.”

Sebastian is currently being held in the Canyon County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

The Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office is concerned there may be other victims that law enforcement may not be aware of. Anyone with information on this case -– or anyone whose children may have had contact with Sebastian -– is urged to call the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office at 454-7391.