Man charged with soliciting a minor on Facebook

A concerned mom helps police arrest a man for soliciting a minor.

The woman called Anne Arundel County Police on February 6 and told them her daughter had been talking to a man via the Facebook Messenger App.

During the investigation a detective assumed the identity of the young girl. The man still thought he was talking to the underage girl and solicited sexual acts for money. He arranged a meeting with the girl at a fast food restaurant in Odenton.

When he showed up, he was arrested.

Leon Harrison,55, is behind bars and charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and prostitution.

As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police Department is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733.

One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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