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Essex man arrested for sexual solicitation of a minor

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect that Borunda is a former member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County.

Original story below…


BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police arrested a man on Wednesday on charges he solicited sex from an undercover law enforcement officer who was posing as a child over a smartphone app in Anne Arundel County.

Luis Esteban Borunda, 65, of Essex, has been charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

According to a preliminary investigation, on August 22, Borunda engaged in an inappropriate text chat who he believed was an underage female. Borunda was actually chatting with a special agent with the Fort Meade Army Criminal Investigation Office posing as a 13-year-old female online.

Borunda, a former Baltimore County School Board member, also sent to whom he thought was the female a filtered photo of himself. He suggested meeting with her Wednesday at a location in Anne Arundel County. According to a preliminary investigation, Borunda arrived at that location and Maryland State Police, with assistance from affiliate members of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested the suspect at the scene.

Due to the wide focus of the investigation, it is believed that there could be more victims who have yet to be identified.  Parents whose children had or may have had contact with Borunda are asked to call 1-800-637-5437, where they will be able to speak with investigators with the Maryland State Police regarding any such contact.

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