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$10 million bail for Omaha man accused of child sex abuse

June 25, 2021 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of sexually assaulting three males for years in exchange for drugs and cash was ordered Friday to be held on $10 million bail.

Steven Danon, 65, made his first court appearance on 12 felonies relating to sexual assaults of children. He would have to pay $1 million to be released from custody.

Authorities began investigating Danon in September 2019 when a man notified police that had been sexually abused by Danon from the time he was 11 through adulthood.

Two other men later came forward with similar stories, saying Danon gave them drugs and money in exchange for performing sex acts for several years, The Omaha World-Herald reported.

Danon, who is a safety director at an insurance company, has served on the Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission since 1997. Taylor Gage, a spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts, said Friday Danon will no longer be allowed to serve on the commission.