VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — A Navy pilot faces charges of extorting a 13-year-old Bedford County girl with whom he was having an online relationship.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that 30-year-old Daniel Chase Harris is accused of threatening the girl if she didn’t send sexually explicit pictures of herself to him.
Harris also is charged with multiple counts of using an electronic communications device to facilitate offenses against children.
Navy spokesman Mike Maus tells WAVY-TV that Harris is a pilot assigned to the Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.
The sheriff’s office says Harris was arrested after police searched his Virginia Beach residence on Tuesday.
Harris is being held without bond in Virginia Beach awaiting transfer to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.