Dave had been a father to the girl since she was in kindergarten and had a young baby with the girl's mother, now his ex-wife.
The abuse stopped, but took several years to come to light.
The first few installments of the Dateline NBC series "To Catch a Predator," captivated Dave.
He sat at home and watched as dozens of men, enticed by television producers posing on the Internet as young girls and boys, were caught on camera trying to act out their child-sex fantasies.
"I'm constantly concerned that someone is going to come up to me and say, 'I saw you, you're a sex offender,'" Dave said.
And Dave, a convicted sex offender who spoke to BW on condition of anonymity, is in the crosshairs of this ever-growing national obsession with sexual predation.He then returned to society facing 15 years of court-ordered supervision.Dave's case is not atypical of sex crimes in Idaho, or the nation."The first couple of shows were eye opening and informative," Dave said."Now it just shocks." The nationally televised show is the latest pop-culture offering to cash in on the wretchedness of sex crimes and our nation's simultaneous discomfort and titillation with sexuality.
From July 2005 to July 2006, 469 child sex-abuse cases were filed in Idaho, according to an annual report prepared for the state Attorney General's Office.