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Registered sex offender and second man arrested in connection with missing Rancho Santa Margarita girl

Two men have been charged in connection with the disappearance of a 13-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita girl who went missing for five days before being found unharmed Monday, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators said.

Dave Burton Egert, 48, has been charged with communicating with a minor for sexual purposes, and Richard Ray Carroll, 68, has been charged with child molestation, said investigator Joe Hoskins. Carroll is a registered sex offender, authorities said.

Both men allegedly communicated with the girl online. Hoskins said investigators are still trying to piece together the case and determine whether the men knew each other or were acting separately.

The girl disappeared last Wednesday. A break in the case came over the weekend as investigators gained access to her Internet accounts, Hoskins said.

Both Egert and Carroll were arrested Monday. They will be arraigned Wednesday at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

Bradford has returned home to her family and “is doing OK,” Hoskins said.

-- Samuel Allen

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We'll being hearing about one of these guys again, after they get out of prison in 5 years for serving their time and re-offend, possibly with a homicide tossed in.

When will we learn that sexual offenders cannot be rehabilitated?

There should be no such thing as registered sex offender. They should not be allowed out on our streets period.

Why cant they build a dam prison in the desert and send all those monsters there?? Why do they keep letting them out!!! there going to do the same thing over and over they never learn!!!! There sickos! cant the dam courts see this!!!!!!

I concur with the other bloggers. Sexual offenders can never be rehabilated and are a danger to society. Therefore, they should never be released into society! The psychological effects of the victims also has a profound effect on society.

How many sex offenders live in your neighborhood,and who have they offended.How old is there convictions. There is no other crime or group sterotyped like those call sex offenders. People make millions of this group,they talk on radio,they write in papers and they work in government.

What they don't say is that there are 500,000 thousand in the United States,they have served there sentence, they pay taxes,own homes and raise familys!

You can murder a person in America and not get the negative attention that sex offenders get. One or two bad apples ,and people are running to cash in.


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