Daniel Chase Harris, a 30-year-old Navy pilot, is behind bars in Virginia Beach after being accused of having an online relationship with an underage girl in Bedford County.
Officials say he is stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach.
According to a press release, he was arrested and charged with several counts of using an electronic communications device to facilitate offenses against children and extortion.
Back in July, the Bedford County Sheriff’s office started to investigate the alleged online relationship with an underage girl. They say the girl was threatened if she did not send sexually explicit images of herself.
A search warrant was executed at Harris’ home in Virginia Beach. They say evidence was found and warrants were obtained.
Harris was then taken into custody.
More charges are possible officials say.
He is now being held without bond in Virginia Beach. He’s waiting to be transferred to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.
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