#1Mar 1st, 2007
Hakmiller awaits trial for molestation of 12-year-old he professed to love
Kurt Andrew Hakmiller
A 41-year-old Palo Cedro man charged with molesting a 12-year-old Ontario girl told investigators the child was his girlfriend and that he loved her, court records show.
Shasta County sheriff's deputies arrested Kurt Andrew Hakmiller on a warrant and seized evidence at his home Feb. 13. He was booked into the Shasta County jail on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child younger than 14 before being taken to Ontario, east of Los Angeles, Sgt. John Hubbard said.
Hakmiller drove nearly 600 miles from his home for a Christmastime rendezvous with the girl, whom he met over a telephone chat line, according to police reports filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Hakmiller has pleaded not guilty to three counts of committing lewd acts on a child younger than 13. He is being held on $500,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday.
Hakmiller told police he originally thought the girl was 19, but he continued to profess his love after learning her age and told her he wanted to marry her, the documents show.
After spending hours on the telephone wooing the girl, the relationship heated up around Christmas and Hakmiller arrived at the girl's home, police said. She introduced him to her parents, who apparently thought he was much younger, and on Christmas Eve he took her to an arcade and to an Upland motel, the documents allege.
Hakmiller and the girl allegedly had sexual contact and he bought her makeup and lingerie for a second day together at the motel, police said. On their third day together, Hakmiller drove her to his Palo Cedro home, police said.
The girl's parents apparently consented to the trip because they thought Hakmiller wanted to introduce the girl to his family, according to the reports.
Hakmiller and the girl allegedly had more sexual contact in Palo Cedro, and he returned her to Ontario about a day later, investigators said.
The relationship was exposed when Hakmiller telephoned Ontario police from Northern California and asked them to check on the girl because he feared she had been raped in her home.
Officers found no evidence of assault, but the girl did disclose her relationship with Hakmiller to the officers. She told them he was her boyfriend and she was in love with him.