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.

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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