Omaha man accused of paying boys with money and drugs after sexual assaults

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(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting multiple young boys for years, then paying them off with drugs and money to stay quiet.

The Omaha Police Department says 65 year old Steven Danon is facing a dozen counts of sexual assault of a child. Police say Danon was investigated after one of his alleged victims came to them in September of 2019, telling officers that he had been sexually assaulted by Danon for years. The alleged victim, age 26 at the time, and Danon's son were friends as kids, and reportedly spent many nights at his West Omaha home. The man said Danon had assaulted him from the age of 11 into his adulthood and had paid him off by supplying him with drugs and money.

At that time, the alleged victim was in a rehab facility, getting treatment for his drug addiction, which he believed came from years of being sexually assaulted. According to court documents in May of 2020, the alleged victim died from a drug overdose.

Following the first victim's death Omaha Police spoke with a second potential victim, a 27 year old man. In August 2020, the second victim told officers that he too had been sexually assaulted by Danon from the age of 11 or 12 through high school. The man said Danon would sexually assault him, then give him marijuana, Xanax and cash to not say anything. The second victim said Danon had given him money as recently as July 2020 to stay quiet.

Then in May of this year, a third potential victim reached out to the Omaha Police Department about his relationship with Danon. The third man, also 27 years old, told investigators that he was contacting them because it had been one year since the first victim died and he felt it was the right thing to do. The man told officers that he had also been sexually assaulted by Danon, but had stayed quiet for so long because he felt emasculated and embarrassed.

Omaha Police say they believe Danon may have more victims and ask anyone with information to contact investigators at 444-5636.

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