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Missing Teen Found High On Drugs With Livermore Man

Traffic stop leads to DUI, at-risk girl, motel search, drugs, child porn, arrest of 40-year-old.

A missing Contra Costa County girl was found during a routine traffic stop last week accompanied by a Livermore man, who authorities say admitted to having sex with the "at-risk" teen at a Hayward motel, giving her methamphetamine and attempting to pimp her out on Craigslist for drugs.

James Anthony Fuerstein, 40, of Livermore, is incarcerated with no bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of statutory rape, child porn, drug possession and driving under the influence, following his Nov. 13 arrest in Hayward, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office said.

Fuerstein was pulled over at 4:24 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Cotter Way for a non-working vehicle light by Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies, who spotted in the passenger seat a teenage girl, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, court documents state.

The 16-year-old victim, "Jane Doe" in court papers, was listed Nov. 12 with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office as an at-risk, missing person, according to documents. 

The girl, who said she met Fuerstein "through a friend," asked deputies to collect her belongings from the Hayward Budget Inn Motel on the 21000 block of Foothill Boulevard, where she and Fuerstein were allegedly holed up, smoking and injecting methamphetamine, watching pornographic movies and engaging in sexual relations, court records show.

A subsequent search of the motel room unearthed meth evidence, plus paraphernalia, sex toys and a computer with a nude photo of the minor as its screen saver, court documents allege.

In an audio and video statement to law enforcement with waived Miranda rights, Fuerstein reportedly admitted to sex, oral copulation and drug use with the girl knowing she was under age, according to records.

He also told deputies he posted a Craigslist ad with a naked picture of the teen to solicit sexual encounters in exchange for drugs, according to the documents. 

During the initial traffic stop, deputies noted a fresh marijuana odor and found plastic bags with methamphetamine residue, meth and marijuana pipes, along with a hydrocodone pill in a compartment near the steering wheel, according to records. 

Fuerstein said he was "a caregiver" and the narcotic belonged to a client, police said.

Fuerstein was scheduled to enter a plea Monday at the Hayward Hall of Justice to charges that included: sex and oral copulation with a minor; child cruelty; communicating with a minor to commit a crime; possession of narcotics and controlled substances; possession of obscene materials involving a child; and driving under the influence, according to documents.

patty robins November 20, 2012 at 03:05 AM
LOVE the NON working vehicle light!!! successful stop this time !!! creeps need to be IN Jail with no bail........that girl was lucky this time......
JT November 20, 2012 at 03:09 AM
The really sad part of this story is that this sick adult will do minimum time and be back on the street in no time.
area man November 20, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I respectfully think your wrong @JT. The prosecutor will indict him so many offences Mr. Fuerstein would wish the state still used the chair.
Monika Harris November 20, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Instead of going through a trial they need to just pass " GO " and dig a deep , deep grave out in the middle of nowhere and bury his you know what ..,.where are this poor girls parents/family ? She's gonna have nightmares for the rest of her life ...hope she gets some help for herself and turn her life around...
laurie pereira November 20, 2012 at 04:30 AM
In what universe is it legal to post on Craigslist for sex in exchange for drugs? I thought CRAIGSLIST was eliminating their adult services or whatever it's called from their menu!
Tom November 20, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Thank God for that police Officer catching the bad light. We who have been stoped for that probably have said " really you dont have something better to do" im glad this Policeman was on top of his job. Great job Officer or she would be still in this filthy Pigs enviorment.
Chris R. November 20, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Great job to the officer who made this traffic stop. If it wasn't for him or her this poor girl may have ended up dead. I pray she recovers from this. Thank god for this angel of an officer.
Laurie Hansen Fairbanks November 20, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Could not agree more!
thelordsangel November 20, 2012 at 07:00 AM
I pray for the dear girl. She's going to need a lot of counseling and support from everyone. I pray she gets in the right hands who will show her love and will be patient with her to walk her thru this journey the right way.
Trader Lu November 20, 2012 at 08:39 AM
Our children need protection, they need to have their fathers in their home and in their life.
A Reader November 20, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Has anyone yet determined that the "dear girl" was forced to go with him and do the drugs? Or are we jumping to the conclusion that she was pure as the driven snow? I agree that he needs to be locked up for life but really, let's not make the girl out to be a complete innocent victim. She is clearly not the kind of person that should be a role model for teens.
Able Danger November 20, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Where are all the bleeding heart liberals that will defend a “Teacher” accused of similar heinous crimes against children? Shouldn’t ya’ll be consistent and at least say that the “Accused” should be given “due process”? It seems that many of you have double standards. If it’s a methed out druggie, hang him. But if it’s a teacher that’s “Really a nice guy” and “was always very friendly” should be given the benefit of the doubt. What about the teacher in Southern Calif. that blindfolded students and spoon fed them semen; didn’t the teachers union rally around him and screamed that we need more due process before passing judgment. The majority of our Law makers in Sacramento tried to pass a bill (SB 1530) that would have allowed school districts to terminate a teacher accused of similar crimes. However, the all-knowing Democrats on the Assembly education committee declined to vote on bill. But this cowardly act was out done by our Assemblyperson, Joan Buchanan. She flat out voted it down. After this vote, she received over $20,000 from the teachers union. Now Ms. Buchanan is planning to run for the Superintendent of all of California schools
Carly November 20, 2012 at 07:39 PM
the teachers union protecting a perverted filthy pig- no surprise there :/
Ryan Sherman November 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Girls, how did that election go for you? Just curious. I haven't heard.
John Harrington November 21, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Wish you were right, but I I thing Alameda County DA is not that aggressive. If convicted, he will serve a year or so and be back out on the streets.
Becky November 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
To A Reader: By the fact that she is a minor, she is an innocent, and the guy committed statutory rape. And anyone who is pimping a child is committing a crime against that child. The guy is a dangerous person.
Azuquita November 25, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I so agree with you, why I always asked why do we have a war on drugs and not on pedophile and serial killers.
Azuquita November 25, 2012 at 06:52 PM
if they get him selling the meth and if he is a man of color he will do more time... then for the taking, sexing, drugging of a minor.
Azuquita November 25, 2012 at 06:55 PM
4 real, I've been stop for a head light being out and I'm like really, but now I see the point, and at 4am is the time to be stopping people.. I was stop at 3am coming back from a gig. he wonder why I was out so late/early, he asked me about why was I all made up, I said I just coming home from a gig in San Francisco.. he wished me well and safe drive home...
The Real Anon November 26, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Wow you guys are real rubes. It was hardly an accident. This is what is called a pretextual stop. One of the standard games FTOs play is "what's wrong with that car?" This is how officers are trained to spot any PC for a stop, no matter how minor. And if they can't spot one they can always make one up. This is why the correct answer to the question "Do you know why I stopped you today?" is always "no". No matter if you think its the dead hooker in the trunk or the fact you didn't signal for a turn give blocks back, or whatever it might be.
Nathan21 November 26, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Able- you really have a lot of inner frustration and anger don't ya. That was quite a rant outta left feild. Life must be extremely hard on you.... Every case is deferent and must be treated that way. As for this guy, complete scum. He should be exterminated Immediately.
Voter with an ID November 26, 2012 at 04:16 AM
As should be the case...lock him up and throw away the key. As azwuquita inferred, he's most likely a career criminal, most likely from Oakland.
Voter with an ID November 26, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Anon. Thanks for sharing your real world experience with us.
Voter with an ID November 26, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Reader, which part of 'she is a minor' did you not understand? You may think its ok to take advantage of minors even if they like sex and drugs, but the law says otherwise...perv.
Mom of 2 KT November 26, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Wow Nathan21 Judge, Jury and Executioner, while I may agree with you we still have a little something called due process.
Nathan21 November 27, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Mom of 2Kt-He admitted to all of it. I see no reason for due process when this is the case. You know where I'm coming from? If I'm missing something please let me know!
Californicated1 November 27, 2012 at 04:47 AM
The one ominous phrase that sticks out here is "reportedly admitted". Since this is a third-party account (the reporter) taken from another third-party (Law Enforcement), everything is still subject to interpretation and Due Process. Even if what is reported here turns out to be true, the accused must plea before a judge and given a trial to determine what kind of circumstances are there that created this situation and then based on those findings, arrive at the right verdict. And once the verdict has been rendered and the judgement made by the court, then comes the sentencing phase and depending on the circumstances will determine what the accused serves. The problem here is that many posters are acting out on a "knee-jerk" emotional response and given that this kind of medium is instantaneous, all points of view and all opinions are coming to the forefront. Calmer heads definitely need to prevail on this one.
South Side Livermore November 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Wow.. This is disgusting.. Well soft on criminals is the Liberal way and with our recent affirmation of an unqualified President who panders for votes and lies on a daily basis.. The fact he's been re-elected doesn't surprise me that our American society is going down the toilet... Obamaism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of ENVY. It's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.... so all ya'll who supported this rat.. thanks for letting criminals run our country... it gives power to evil
Once A Teenager December 03, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I unfortunately know this pervert. He's weird, but never imagined he'd do this. Hang 'em high. The girl chose to be there, but she's a GIRL not a woman, a child, my child, your child, a child! Thank God for the officer paying attention.
Anonymous December 03, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Didn't anyone read Jaycee Dugard's book? This happens more than anyone would like to admit and has been for decades. Dude was on a run and took a hostage.

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