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Ferry worker accused of voyeurism found dead in cell

SEATAC — A Washington State Ferries employee accused of taking photos of little girls at work was found dead in his cell, according to the Department of Justice.

Staff found Steven Dailey unresponsive in his cell Saturday and started life-saving measures, officials said.

Dailey was pronounced dead by outside medical staff. Foul play is not suspected.

The 50-year-old has been in custody at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac since Thursday for possible violation of supervised release.

King County sheriff’s deputies say a ferry passenger contacted them on July 3rd and said they had noticed a ferry employee, later identified as Steven Dailey, taking pictures of children during the crossing. They confronted Dailey when the ferry docked and confiscated his phone. They have not said what they found.

It was learned that Dailey is a registered sex offender. He was convicted in federal court of possession of child pornography and sentenced in 2010 to 30 days in jail and 10 years of supervised release or probation.

Dailey appeared Friday in U.S. District Court where the judge was asked to find Dailey in violation of his probation. The judge remanded him to federal custody until a July 22nd hearing to determine if he broke the terms of his probation.


10 Comments to “Ferry worker accused of voyeurism found dead in cell”

    WendyR said:
    July 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    "Foul play not expected"? Isn't suicide considered foul play?

      King James said:
      July 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      Who cares? He did the world a favor by 'offing' himself.

    truth said:
    July 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Having worked in the criminal justice system I can tell you that this is not rocket science.
    There is a code even among criminals and he paid the price for his actions.

      Ted said:
      July 12, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      You're an idiot and have no clue what you are talking about. You watch way too much TV. You really think those dirtbags behind bars are honorable enough to take out scum like this? Yeah. Keep watching TV dude and putting criminals on a pedestal

    JoE said:
    July 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    If you're a white guy looking a prison, then you better kill yourself, because you will tormented by the blacks and Mexicans which make over 85% of the population there. I California even worse, so I would rather die then be stuck in a cage with them.

      Ted said:
      July 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Actually, I think you are talking about the entire prison population in the country. For instance, in Washington state prisons, the majority (75%) are white.

    Veronica said:
    July 12, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    WHY is a REGISTERED Offender even working on the ferries?! There are ALWAYS children on em! This is upsetting that they would even hire a registered sex offender, as a mother I no longer feel safe on the ferries! I want answers!

      Johnny said:
      July 13, 2014 at 7:54 AM

      I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater! I know many ferry workers, most , like most places, are good, honest , hard working people just trying to make a living. This guy was the exception, not the standard. Ease up on the drama.

    NAVYTOWN said:
    July 12, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    All's well that ends well.

    Rob said:
    July 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    This is probably the single most honorable thing this guy ever did in his life. Too bad more of these freaks wouldn't do the same.

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