Todd Robert Dixon – Child Predator sentenced to 3 years

A 40-year-old Elk Grove man has been sentenced to three years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life following his Tuesday sentencing for soliciting a 17-year-old girl for prostitution.

Todd Robert Dixon was sentenced by Judge Thomas Warriner. Dixon faced a maximum of six years in state prison.

According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Ann Hurd, Dixon had solicited the 17-year-old girl in West Sacramento to have sex with him on Dec. 27, 2007.

Dixon was convicted on Aug. 11, 2008, by a Yolo County jury of pandering. Hurd explained that since Dixon was convicted of this sex offense with a minor, he has remained out of custody on bail and continued his employment with the United Parcel Service.

“Despite Dixon’s plea to the court for probation, and his plea to remain out on bail,” Hurd reported, “Judge Warriner immediately remanded Dixon into custody after the conclusion of (the) sentencing hearing.”

Hurd reported that Dixon solicited a friend’s 17-year-old stepdaughter to have sex with him by sending her a text message which read, “U with me 1 Night 200 or More.”

The girl immediately told her parents about Dixon’s solicitation and her stepfather told the West Sacramento Police Department, Hurd reported.

“Very much like the NBC television show, ‘To Catch a Predator,’ law enforcement used an undercover officer to respond to the text message Dixon sent to the seventeen year-old’s cell phone,” Hurd stated.

“Ultimately, law enforcement arrested Dixon at a Motel 6 in West Sacramento where Dixon was waiting to pay this girl to have sex with him. Ironically, when the officers went inside the motel room they saw Dixon had been watching the NBC television show ‘To Catch a Predator.’ Officers also found beer and sexual lubricant inside the motel room.”

Published in: on January 1, 2009 at 9:49 am  Leave a Comment