Man arrested on alleged sex, drug offenses involving a minor

SWAT team raids Vancouver home

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: June 1, 2011, 8:19 PM

 

In a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, SWAT officers entered a home at 119 N. Garrison Road, near David Douglas Park, and arrested a man on suspicion of prostitution and drug violations involving a minor.

Daniel A. McClain, 53, was arrested for alleged commercial sexual abuse of a minor and distributing a controlled substance to persons younger than 18, according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said she couldn’t provide details, but said the victim is a girl younger than 18.

McClain, who lives in the residence on Garrison Road, was being held on those alleged violations in the Clark County Jail Wednesday night and is to make a first court appearance this morning. The illegal drug is specified as heroin/narcotics, a jail employee said.

The bulletin says that, “due to the high-risk nature of this warrant,” officers with the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team were asked to help. SWAT officers made the entry about 4:40 a.m. and found nine adults there.

The search warrant was obtained by detectives who investigate child-sexual exploitation, the bulletin said.