A man from the state of Indiana was arrested Monday night by McDonald police on charges that he engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old borough boy after the two met in an Internet chat room.
Kory Douglas David, 31, of Warsaw, Ind., formerly of Syracuse, Ind., turned himself in to McDonald police at their station.
"He knew we were looking for him," said borough police Chief Mark Dorsey.
The investigation began Dec. 22 when Officer William Nimal received a report about a suspicious man sleeping in his vehicle at the McDonald public works department parking lot. A resident called and asked police to check on the man to make sure everything was OK.
Police identified the man and learned that he had recently rented a room at the Pitt Hotel, 110 S. McDonald St., McDonald.
According to police, Nimal went to the room later to check on David, who told him that he was 25 years old. Nimal also saw the 14-year-old boy standing in the room. David allowed Nimal to enter the room.
While Nimal interviewed David, the boy appeared to be extremely nervous, police said. When he asked the boy what he was doing in a room with a 25-year-old man, the boy answered that they were just talking.
When Nimal continued to interview David, David became nervous. He told Nimal that he was 30 years old and claimed he did not remember telling the officer that he was 25.
In later interviews with the boy, he told Nimal that he had met with David five to eight times. He said that David touched him and gave him hugs and kisses. The boy told police that he met David last October in a chat room. David bought him a cellular telephone.
The two had sexual contact on at least two other occasions, including at the boy's home.Dorsey said police are continuing their investigation and will have further contact with police in Indiana.
David was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and two counts of indecent assault. He was placed in Washington County Jail on $200,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 20 in Central Court.