California man indicted for trying to solicit Edgewater teen

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A California man was indicted Friday for sexual solicitation of an Edgewater girl that he met online, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess said.

Murray Lee Chesak, 25, of Ontario, Calif., is charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, soliciting child pornography and displaying obscene material to a minor.

On March 10, a father reported to Anne Arundel County police he believed his 15-year-old daughter was communicating online with an adult from California. The father installed spyware on his daughter's cellphone and laptop computer and discovered she had been communicating with Chesak online.

 The father also discovered Chesak had scheduled a trip from California and planned to meet his daughter in Annapolis.

Investigators contacted Chesak April 3. He confirmed he had made reservations to fly to Maryland and stay at a hotel in Annapolis, and indicated he knew the girl's age.

 Chesak was extradited to Maryland June 28 and is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

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