Ohio man charged with having sex with 14-year-old
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An Ohio man has surrendered to Pennsylvania State Police to face charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old Bedford County girl he met on the Internet.
Daniel Joseph Czelusniak, 23, of North Royalton, was arraigned Friday by District Judge Tonya M. Osman in Schellsburg on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of a minor.
Mr. Czelusniak is being held in the Bedford County Jail on $125,000 bail, pending a preliminary hearing Feb. 18.
State police said Mr. Czelusniak and the girl made first contact about four years ago on the Internet while playing the cyber game, "World of Warcraft." At the time, the girl claimed to have been 14 already.
Last March, the suspect traveled to Bedford County to meet her. He learned she actually was 14, but the two proceeded two months later to have a physical relationship, police said.
The two met several times at a motel and at the girl's home.
The relationship ended last September after the girl's mother found a cell phone the suspect bought for the girl. The mother questioned her daughter, confronted Mr. Czelusniak, and notified police.
First Published February 9, 2009 12:00 am