Monday, January 4, 2010

YMCA Worker Daniel Quail Arrested In Child Porn Case

A Tennessee man who worked at the Middle Tennessee YMCA as a site manager has been charged in what investigators are calling an international child pornography case.

Daniel Quail, of Gallatin, was taken into custody last week after Canadian authorities contacted American authorities regarding an individual downloading and sharing child pornography over a p2p network.

According to the Nashville City Paper:
"On Dec. 15, Canadian police downloaded 25 images from Quail's shared directories, including “images of young males who appear to be under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” according to the affidavit."
He has since been suspended from the YMCA pending the investigation.

Quail's above MySpace profile states that he had been working with the YMCA in some fashion since 1998 although an online ad placed by him suggest it may have been longer than that.

The 33-year-old also maintained an account on Facebook as well as a personal blog found here.

In addition to those he was a member of too, but hasn't logged into that site since 2004.

UPDATE: Quail may have molested at least two victims and was also activity trying to adopt 6-year-old attached. A PDF affidavit can also be downloaded here.

UPDATE II: More than 5,000 images and 500 videos recovered thus far.

UPDATE III: I did already come across the following article once before and neglected to post it. Since it's just been recently mentioned in the news I'll go ahead and link it for curious readers.

It's an interview Dan gave to The Herald Tribune in Sarasota last year:

UPDATE IV: Strange obsession with boy Quail used to work with, contacted him frequently using MySpace.

UPDATE V: I believe I may have traced a username Quail used to place an online gay sex ad while living in the Venice area. Obviously, I will not be linking it as it would be both inappropriate and cannot verify 100% indeed that it was Mr. Quail who had placed the ad.

I will say the ad referenced the user having a son and furthermore back traces the ID as: "Dev the Dude"...a slight variation of the child's name who investigators say was obsessed with (see above).


  1. It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

  2. I'll skip a few lines and add:

    "They have everything for you men to enjoy, You can hang out with all the boys..."

    Dan might actually like prison, who knows?

  3. It's a good thing he didn't get caught by one of those kid's parents....he would be DICKLESS!!

  4. From things I'm reading on Mr. Quail's Facebook, Myspace he lived a life of denial and compartmentalizing to his addiction of choice and blinded to his addiction. I wonder how many we have as friends, that we work with, go to Church with that we never take the time to look beyond the mask. I pray that this is hitting rock bottom and he repents finds the help he needs.

  5. I love children and am working to help them and women to get out of bad situations and will be doing it as a profession. When I hear about things like this it saddens me. One thing I know though is a personally know this guy and have my whole life. This is the last thing anyone who knew him would expect. I hope and as everyone would know actually knows him that this could all be some big mistake, but I don't think we are going to get that. I have had nothing but utter respect for him as a person, as a boss, as a mentor. It is very devastating to hear something like this. He is a very big christian and I hope he will be able to get in contact with god and forgive him for his sins. As a christian let god be with him in his time of need. everybody makes mistakes and nobody can excuse him of this wrong behavior but god.

  6. well i was really surprised to hear about this happening i've known this dude since the day i went there...that guy was such a nice person and helped with stuff in the past...i hope that that everything will work out for the best............................

  7. he's a sick freak

  8. I am shocked beyond belif! I was a former roommate of Dan's, and never saw this coming! I admit I thought he was a bit weird and possibly gay, I never thought he was capable of child pornography. It sickens me to know that I shared a home with a sex offender, and had no clue! I have heard that some people blame the YMCA for not knowing, but as far as I know, employers are not mind readers, and neither are the people who thought they knew him best!!!!


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