A Maryland soldier posed as a 14-year-old boy when the man used an online chat service to send him a message, police said.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A 78-year-old Annapolis man who requested sex from an undercover soldier posing as a teenager on an online dating app has been arrested, according to the Maryland State Police (MSP).
Richard Lenham was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually inducing a minor, MSP said in a statement. He remains in police custody.
The soldier posed as a 14-year-old boy when Lenham used an online chat service and delivered a message to him, state police said.
Lenham suggested meeting with the teen he believed was the teen in Annapolis, and the soldiers agreed to meet, MSP said.
The Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force and FBI state police arrested Lehham at the meeting, according to the MSP.
He has been taken to Anne Arundel’s remand prison, where he is waiting for a court commissioner, police said.
No further information about Lenham’s arrest was released by law enforcement officers.
WUSA9 will continue to provide updates on this story as soon as more information arrives in our newsroom.
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