Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes Section
Solicitation of a Minor - Odenton
On February 6th, 2018 a concerned parent notified the Anne Arundel County Police Department of a possible solicitation of a minor. The mother stated she found her juvenile daughter had been communicating with an adult male via the Facebook Messenger Application. Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit began an investigation into the person communicating with the juvenile female.
During the investigation a detective working in a covert capacity assumed the identity of a juvenile female. The adult male began communicating with who he believed was the juvenile female in which he solicited sexual acts in exchange for money. On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 the adult male arranged to meet the juvenile female. At approximately 9:00 p.m., the adult male suspect arrived on location at a fast food restaurant located in the 1100 block of Annapolis Road, Odenton, Maryland. Child Abuse Detectives were on location and took the suspect into custody without incident.
Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit participate with the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. They have received specialized training to conduct these types of investigations. 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.
Suspect and charges:
1) Leon Richard Harrison
900 block of K Street NE
-Sexual solicitation of a minor