FBI: Culpeper man pleads not guilty to paying for sex with 14-year-old

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Culpeper man plead not guilty on Wednesday to paying for sex with a minor, after allegedly meeting her on a ‘sugar daddy’ website last year.

The girl was staying with her grandmother in Stafford when the FBI claims that Fielding Smith Daniel, 53, picked her up and brought her to a motel for sex for a negotiated rate.

“A few weeks later, on Aug. 23, 2016, Daniel again arranged to have sex with the girl for money,” said the FBI in a statement. “On this occasion, the girl was with her 14-year-old friend. Daniel attempted to persuade the girl to have her friend watch them have sex, offering to pay her $300 if the friend watched. Daniel picked up the girl and her friend and brought them to a local hotel.”

Officials say the girl’s friend declined the offers to watch, but Daniel again paid for sex with the 14-year-old, this time for $140. The friend stayed in the car.

Daniel has been charged with two counts of commercial sex with a minor and one count of coercion and enticement of a minor. He faces a mandatory minimum of ten years, and a statutory maximum of life in prison if convicted on any of the charges. His trial is scheduled for August 14.