Keeping their children safe is every parent’s priority, and one mom didn’t hesitate to get the cops involved when she saw that her young daughter and others like her were in danger.
The unnamed mom was reportedly going through her 15-year-old daughter’s inbox in the Facebook Messenger app and allegedly found some disturbing and alarming messages from 55-year-old Leon Harrison.
According to WBALTBV, Harrison was soliciting sex from the teen in exchange for money.
Concerned for her daughter’s safety after finding the messages, the mom called the cops. She allowed police to pose as her daughter in an “identity takeover,” and they continued communicating with him. He agreed to meet with the girl at a McDonald’s in Odenton, Maryland.
The police surprised him there, in the parking lot. He was arrested by investigators and apparently made a full confession. Harrison faces charges for prostitution and sexual solicitation of a minor.
Now, police are asking anyone who may have been victimized by this man to come forward.
“We are grateful the mother had the wherewithal to be cognizant of what her daughter was doing on the internet, was paying attention to what her daughter was doing, or was in communication with her daughter,” Anne Arundel County police spokesman Marc Limansky said, according to WBALTV.
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