*Hat Tip: Walkingbear
This “white” pilot stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana has been arrested on charges relating to an online relationship with a 13-year-old Bedford County girl.
Daniel Chase Harris, 30, is charged with multiple counts of using an electronic communications device to facilitate crimes against children, as well as extortion.
The pedophile is an active-duty pilot serving at the Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic at Oceana, officials said.
According to the Bedford Sheriff’s Office, the pervert threatened the girl to coerce her into sending him sexually perverted images of herself.
Investigators from Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Department, and Naval Criminal Investigative Services, and members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at the pedophile’s residence in Virginia Beach on November 12.
The pedophile pilot was taken into custody based on evidence gathered during the search, authorities said.
Additional charges are pending.
The child predator is currently being held without bond in Virginia Beach and is awaiting transfer to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.