Someone was kind enough to email me and give me a heads up on this case. Looks like Daniel O’Neal was found NOT GUILTY on ALL charges. Looks like I owe him an apology so I would like to apologize. I went by what the media and Law Enforcement said, and well as this person that wrote me pointed out, thank goodness we all get our day in court.
Update 10/24/08 10:22PM
I would like to put an update on this case since I heard from Tracy the other day.Here is what Tracy wrote:
thought you would like to know that Daniel O’neal was arraigned last week on some of his charges. They charged him on my daughter Ashley with 2 counts of aggravated child molestation, 1 count of incest and 1 count of statuatory rape. There are still additional charges to come but he had fake custody papers for Colton so Olivia is having to prove they were forged and she goes to court next month. There will probably be more charges once this is proven.
UPDATE 5/31/08 3:40PM
Amazing news! Colton O’Neal has been located by a PI working pro-bono for the family. He was located in Cancun, Mexico. Daniel O’Neal has been arrested. Colton will return tomorrow to his family that have been desperately searching for him all this time. I know that Olivia and Tracy are ecstatic. Thanks to Jake Schmidt, a Beverly Hills Private Investigator who on his free time helps track down kidnappers and locate missing children PRO BONO to the families. WHAT AMAZING NEWS!!
Update 3/11/08 11:11AM
Its been awhile since I have been able to update this entry with actual news. Yesterday a press release was issued that the FBI are now seeking Daniel Leon O’Neal. According to the press release, an arrest warrant was issued by the Cobb County Magistrate Court in Georgia for child molestation of his daughter. In addition he has also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor by soliciting his 15-year-old daughter to have sexual intercourse with a 29-year-old man.
It is good to see the FBI stepping in and stepping up this case. Daniel needs to be found. Colton does not need to be with this man.
Click here for Daniel’s listing on the Cobb County Sheriff Department’s site’s Most Wanted Listing. On this site it states Daniel is wanted for: Child Molestation – Aggravated Sodomy; Incest; Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Here is the picture they have listed:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children now have an age progressed photo of what Colton O’Neal would look like today. He is now 6 years old.
Update: 4/2/07 4:12PM
I went on the video linked on the original blog below and did a screen capture of Daniel O’Neal. I did this because I believe its important to have his photo out as well so that maybe someone will recognize him.
If you have seen Daniel O’Neal or Colton O’Neal, please call the Cobb County Police Department at 770-801-3470.
Update 3/24/07 10:45PM
Please see Olivia Dupree’s blog. She is Colton O’Neal’s mother and posted here as well (see comments).
Please bring this baby home. Whether Daniel is guilty of Child Molestation or not, he is certainly guilty of fleeing with this child who also needs his mother.
UPDATE: – 2/16/07 9:06PM
According to Tracy, who left a comment here, Colton O’Neal has not been found. I searched for updates and the only one I found is from a Court TV boards where the thread is showing he has been found.
Tracy states on this blog:
colton o’neal has not been found. I am the mother of the other child that was molested by this sick man. he is still on the run from the police. right now not much info except he was last spotted in texas…keep our family in your prayers7:22 PM, February 16, 2007
Tracy, I certainly will keep you and your family in my prayers as well as little Colton. I do hope he is found and found safe and I hope that this monster is put behind bars where he wont harm anyone else. Please know I am thinking and praying for your child as well.
I will also update the Court TV boards to let everyone know and I will continue to try and follow up on this story.
UPDATE – 2/3/07 3:20PM
This child has been found safe and alive and his been reunited with his mother.
This case drew my attention for a few reasons. The first is the boy’s first name. I search daily for new information for Colton Levi Clark (for which this blog was born to) to no avail. I search – no news. Also, this child is originally from Cobb County Georgia, and that is where I am from.
Lastly and more important, his father is wanted on child molestation charges. Sniped from news article:
According to investigators, Colton Mitchell O’Neal, of Acworth, is believed to be with his biological father, 35-year-old Daniel Leon O’Neal.
Father and son were last seen Dec. 22, 2006, in Houston, Texas, when the abandoned truck they were in was recovered by police there. Officials said clothes and a child seat were located in the truck as well.
Colton O’Neal has blue eyes and red hair.
His father, Daniel O’Neal, 35, is described as a white man who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has blue eyes, brown hair and may have a mustache or beard. Officials said he is known to work in or frequent adult entertainment businesses.
Daniel O’Neal is also wanted on aggravated child molestation, incest and deprivation charges. Authorities said Colton is not the victim of the charges. Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is asked to call police.
News Article Quoted
In another WXIA Georgia Article it states:
The father, 35-year-old Daniel Leon O’Neal, is a suspect in a child molestation and incest case that did not involve his son. However, authorities in Cobb County said they fear that Colton Mitchell O’Neal could be in danger.
Seems strange to me that a month after this child went missing, it’s just coming out in the media. Who knows where he is now. It’s also very disconcerning that the father is a suspect in a molestation charge of a child involving incest.
Anyone with information on the case should call Cobb police at 770-801-3470.
UPDATE 1/25/07 11:50PM
I found a video of the mother pleading for the child’s return. Looks like Colton O’Neal has been missing for THREE months, not one. It was one month ago when they found the suspects vehicle abandoned, apparently with little Colton’s car seat and clothing still in it – in Houston, Texas.
Click here for Video