On October 5, 2022, with the assistance of the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team and Josephine County Community Corrections, Grants Pass Police Department executed a search warrant at 6700 New Hope Road related to a sexual abuse investigation.
During the investigation, Grants Pass Police Detectives found evidence that 46-year-old Daylan Hunt had used Snapchat to solicit a minor female for purposes of sexual contact. It is alleged Daylan Hunt proceeded to provide marijuana to the minor, recruited the minor to engage in prostitution, and encouraged the minor to recruit peers for purposes of prostitution. During the ongoing relationship with the victim, Daylan Hunt is alleged to have also created digital media containing the sexually explicit conduct of a minor.
During the search warrant, detectives located additional illicit drugs and equipment for an unlawful Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab. Daylan Hunt was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the below-listed charges. Additional drug offenses have been referred to the Josephine County DA’s office.
-Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana to a Minor
-Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (3 counts)
-Purchasing Sex with a Minor (3 count)
-Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (2 counts)
-Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (2 counts)
The Grants Pass Police Department encourages parents to be aware of the social media applications being used and online communications of their children.
Police Detectives are concerned that additional minors may have been victimized in this case. The Grants Pass Police Department is asking anyone with further information regarding the above-described arrest of Daylan Hunt contact Grants Pass Police Detectives at 541-450-6260 and reference case #2022-42485.