Posted November 16, 2013 12:25 PM by with 37 comments

Trent Diesel Gay Porn Star Arrested

A day after I posted the story about Trent Diesel’s arrest, a friend in common contacted me, saying that things weren’t quite so black-and-white and urged me to get Trent’s side of the story. I was reluctant at first, but since it would be hard to make Trent look any worse, I reached out to him via email and asked him if there was anything he wanted to add. Given the damaging nature of the report that I posted, I felt as if it was only fair to give Trent some space to explain what had happened.

I was surprised at how eager he was to respond: His side of this story is raw, candid … and honest. While I don’t expect everyone who reads Trent’s side of the story to necessarily sympathize with him, I do think it’s worth a read.

Read Trent’s response after the jump ..

I am not much of a writer so I hope too much doesn’t get lost in my recount of what happened and what lead up to it.

So as the story said, I did retire from the industry about a year ago. After I did I was all right for a while but I began to feel the void that I once filled with [working in the adult industry]. I started hooking up a lot, and doing drugs, and getting lost in bad thoughts about, among other things, my life, my family and the relationship that I was in. I tried to bury these feelings by staying high and with meaningless sex.

I began posting adds on craigslist for NSA hookups as it was easy to find willing partners. The day that everything happened was no exception: I had been off work for four days and had played with a few guys and pretty much had been high and had not slept in as long when I decided I was going to post an add looking for a woman.
As usual I got a few spam responses. The few that said they were real that I knew nothing would come of so I treated them as comic relief and cracked stupid jokes in response to their questions and comments.
Then I get an email that says, “I am experienced at home and horny” (or something to that extent.) After a while this person says she is 15. I thought this is hilarious, so I continue this conversation saying how if either of us is a cop, the other is in so much trouble. The way the email was written, I know the person on the other end is certainly not who they said they are. No abbreviations, no text speak … all carefully formed sentences . So I think its someone with some weird fantasy or someone playing a joke. So … I continue the conversation.
Eventually it turns into, “let’s meet”. I had no intention of doing so: I think: “OK, I’ll put an end to this and tell her to call me.” To my surprise I get a call from what sounds like a middle-aged woman asking if I want to meet, etc, etc so at this point I think, “Wow this is some chick with a weird fantasy.” OK I’ll play along. I go to meet her and I am arrested.
I have no idea what is happening. I’m confused and high. They asked me all these weird questions … about what I do, why I was there, what I thought of the person I was talking to. If I saw anyone I thought was her. Through attempting to explain what was happening and basically stupidly telling them my life story, they get me to say exactly what they need and I go to jail. Later, reading the police report, my answers are out of order and incomplete.
I tell my family, who was supportive. My name is all over the news. I lose most of my friends. My relationship is over. Now I am taking a plea deal because, according to my lawyer, I screwed myself by talking to the police. I’m also told if I try to fight it it will be all over the news more and I simply do not want to damage my family any further.
Since that day I have cleaned up my act. I have been clean and sober ever since and am accepting that the way I was living led me to where I am. I am very grateful to my family and my true friends who know and love me and have helped me through this.
I guess at this point I’m not sure what else to say. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to tell my side of things. The news reports left so much out. Simply listing all the charges and the names was awful as some did so much less then others.

Thank you so much for hearing me out. 


— Trent Diesel

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37 responses to Trent Diesel Responds to His Arrest

  1. James November 16th, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    The “I was high” defense is the mighty weak sauce.

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  2. Tony November 16th, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Fight the charges Trent!!! Its entrapment!!!

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  3. David Fagan November 16th, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Yes, Trent was stupid to continue the conversation and clearly out of control in his decision to give out his phone number and then meet up. He had (by his account) obviously spotted an entrapment in his comment about the lack of typical 15 yr old text speak. Yet, James, I’ve done my share of drunk blackouts (not bragging … more like AAA affirming) during which I went places/did things without thought. As I read Trent doesn’t seem to be whining but recounting. He’s endured a lot. Perhaps he deserves some slack as he regroups.

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  4. ed November 16th, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Fair play to u been honest trent get on with ur life and f the bad people

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  5. kyle November 16th, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Sounds like total entrapment…

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  6. Estelle November 16th, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Guys he went to meet her in a park. He can recount all of these details yet he was high on drugs and confused at the time?

    The conversation should have stopped cold when she said she was 15.

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  7. tom November 16th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Many of these cases, like on To Catch a Predator are thrown out because they are done by advocacy groups not law enforcement. They don’t know the law and go beyond the scope the law allows. But why plead guilty? No good defense attorney would suggest that if he has a legit defense.

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  8. Jack November 16th, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Estelle, you seem pretty determined on proving he’s guilty … Are you just a concerned citizen or do you have some sort of personal stake in this?

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  9. Estelle November 16th, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    No stake Jack, BUT why not question some of the inconsistencies in his version of events especially when some of the narrative of his story is prefaced with being high on drugs.

    Once she said 15 and even having the tiniest suspicion that she may have been a cop, should have ended it right there. If he thought she was a cop, he obviously wasn’t naïve.

    tom is correct, in this instance though it was the police department that initiated the sting. Also, though, he did speak to the police and if he waived his Miranda rights he would have an uphill battle fighting it, not to mention an enormous amount of legal fees and time.

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  10. Josh November 16th, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    sometimes it takes an awful event to save a soul. Trent sounds as if he has grown and healed from this. Nobody was harmed here – but someone might just have been saved. Keep moving fwd Trent and stay clean.

    Best of luck

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  11. James November 16th, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    “Yet, James, I’ve done my share of drunk blackouts (not bragging … more like AAA affirming) during which I went places/did things without thought.”

    Glad he’s sober. However, if he recognized the “entrapment” why show up? He continued the conversation. Let’s be critical of state over reach, but let’s not sugar coat his failings here.

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  12. Josh November 16th, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    One of the many, many problems with meth (I’m assuming meth because he mentions being up for 4 days)is that it soo alters your perception and judgement that you can easily find yourself in a bad or dangerous situation which might seem completly harmless to you – but quite dangerous to the fully aware and sober individual. Meth is a monster which few escape untarnished. Let’s hope Trent stays strong.

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  13. David Fagan November 16th, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Hope ‘nobody’ was harmed here,although if Trent followed the advise of his (not to savvy lawyer) his plea deal could have his name on the sex offender list for the rest of his life. (NOTE: Anyone who knows Trent, please check into just what his plea deal encompasses. See if it is really helpful to him. He may need to be convinced that to save his future, it may be necessary to fight this and drag it out a bit longer.)

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  14. 8pmtrain November 16th, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Because it’s always wise to flirt and meet up with an adult who claims to be a 15 year old online because you believe it’s a “chick with a weird fantasy.”

    I’m shocked and amazed that that didn’t end fabulously!

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  15. Mike November 17th, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    It’s called jailbait for a reason.

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  16. rhino79 November 17th, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    These online “sexual predator” sting operations infuriate me. And I find these “enticement”-type laws (where you can be charged with a crime for essentially typing words on a keyboard) totally bogus and unethical. But of course, we have to protect the poor, innocent children!

    Unfortunately, this is not considered entrapment, even though sex with an underage person was an impossibility. The crime is defined by the communication itself, not by a sex act.

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  17. Jack November 17th, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Rhino-

    I have mixed feeling about them, to be honest. On one hand, they have been successful in taking “sexual predators” off the street — and that’s indisputably a good thing. On the other hand, it’s like shaking a big bag of drugs in an addict’s face and then arresting them when they reach out for them.

    I was honestly expecting all the commenters to pile on Trent … especially when he admitted to being high on drugs at the time. I have to say it’s refreshing to see so many people coming to his defense.

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  18. Estelle November 17th, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    @david fagan over 90% of court cases in this country (criminal or civil) never go trial. Unless he has almost unlimited funds to fight there isn’t much he can do at this point since he gave a statement.

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  19. John Doe November 17th, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    This is a bunch oh bullshit (Trent that is). So he thinks someone playing a joke when they say 15? Is that it? REALLY?! Did it even occur to you to ask if she was REALLY 15 or if she is an adult who wants to role play? I don;t buy this bullshit for one second.

    Role playing is fine…but if you are meeting a complete stranger who tells you he/she is 15, I would get get some ID before having sex with them. He went in knowing he wanted a 15 y/o. If I met someone who tells me he/she is 15, I would walk away. Entrapment my ass! Lock up the pedophile!

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  20. Jack November 18th, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Have you ever watched “Catfish”?

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  21. RuggerSF November 18th, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Jack… you cannot use an MTV show as a rebuttal and expect to be taken seriously.

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  22. Jack November 18th, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    It’s the new new New Journalism.

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  23. James November 18th, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Catfish?! :-) Love you Jack, but you’re giving Trent too much of a pass on this one.

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  24. KreShawn November 18th, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    I love how some of us protect the sexual predators on here…..SAD

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  25. J2 November 18th, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I bet the vast majority (95%+) of online “15-year-olds” looking to hook up are pedo-baiters (maybe a few real 15-year-olds) and 100% of obviously fake 15-years olds are pedo-baiters. Thinking the fake 15-year-old didn’t want to get him in trouble was an extraordinary lapse in judgement, because of the drugs I suppose.

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  26. franklin November 19th, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Never ever talk to the police. They are not there to help you but to use anything you say against you. Shut your yap and ask for a lawyer.

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  27. J2 November 19th, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    It’s a good job no Nigerian princes asked for his bank details while he was at it.

    I think the story’s so stupid sounding that it could well be true. He’s not exactly trying to portray himself as an angel.

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  28. Seaguy November 19th, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Meth does not make one forget that 15 is jailbait, and I doubt he is not familiar with To Catch a Predator unless he was living in Antarctica for the past 10 yrs. He was being an idiot letting his dick override his brain. Hopefully the plea deal does not leave him having to register as a sex offender.

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  29. Jack November 19th, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I’m not giving him a pass! I’m merely “Just sayin’ “: To recap: I admire Trent’s honesty about all this and think Cops sometimes use shady tactics …

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  30. Troy Moreno November 19th, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    The author states he was reluctant to get Trent’s side of the story because the man couldn’t possibly look much worse then by paragraph’s end claims “it would only be fair” to get the other side of the incident.

    That was a weak ass attempt at covering your bias and trying to appear objective. So long as porn individuals trip up so you can gloat over their misfortune (stupidity/shame/comeuppance)you’re fine to play “journalist” but, like you already stated, are too reluctant to get the whole story.

    Ever consider for working for Rupert Murdoch? Oh, that’s right, he’s not a liberal.

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  31. Jack November 19th, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    When have i ever said I was objective or a journalist?

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  32. Troy Moreno November 19th, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Then we agree: You serve no purpose.

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  33. Jack November 19th, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    You tell me, Troy: I don’t exactly remember asking you to come here.

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    • Jeremy William Stegall February 17th, 2015 at 1:13 AM

      You can say whatever you want to defend yourself in this sex sting/trap, but the police report clearly states that you voluntarily went to Hyvee with condoms and the intention of having sex with a 15 year old girl. Regardless if she sounded old and not 15, any normal person would immediately pounce after knowing someone is underage, expecially 15. I can’t imagine what you are capable of, I can’t grasp the fact that you have a daughter, Annalise Celina Stegall, and you knowingly went out with a minor. You are disgusting. May God find his way with you give you the worst punishment. You’re probably never going to learn from this experience and find yourself back on Craigslist searching for sex again. Maybe then, you’ll catch STD or get caught up in another arrest.

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  35. Troy Moreno February 20th, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Damn is Jeremy Stegall related to Trent Diesel in some way?

    PS: fuck you Jack. No you didn’t ask me to stop by; and you didn’t ask anybody else either. Bearded nancy.

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  36. ItWasEntrapment December 1st, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    What is wrong with you guys, whether Trent is guilty or not he is still a human being with a family and also, a rep tation. Obviously that has been trampled on because of that change so who are you all to speak of him in such a way.. his name has been shit on enough. And who are you to turn on a porn actor anyway, I mean if you know his name at all I’m assuming you are a fan. Do you turn your back on a fav porn star bc of something lie this really?? His work is still the same and if you enjoyed it before reading about his charge you shouldn’t judge. I mean it’s not like he films fking jailbait… I may be biased as I know him very well and happen to know his intents were never to be with a 15 year old but my word will probably not change any of your small minds.. Get a life. If you like watching him get railed in the ass one day, you’ll like it the next day. Let’s face it his work was amazing and now writing this 2.5 yrs after the last comment lol, it’s too bad he hasn’t had a comeback or anything…
    For the record “Trent” isn’t even into younger women. At all. He was fucked up and confused. but shut the hell up and support your fav actor’s instead of judging. Thank you to the ones who seem to understand…

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