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Arizona man arrested on child sex charges in Ga.

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — Authorities in eastern Georgia have arrested a man who
traveled from Arizona and thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Effingham County Sheriff’s officials say 45-year-old Steven Schlesselman was
instead greeted by a member of the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children
Task Force Sunday.

Officials say Schlesselman had online conversations over the course of about
three weeks with the fictional girl expressing interest in traveling to meet for

Officials say he flew from Phoenix, rented a car in Atlanta and drove over 200
miles to Effingham County.

The Maricopa County man is being held in the Effingham County Jail, in
Springfield. Authorities say he does not yet have a lawyer, and is set for a
bond hearing Dec. 11.

Springfield is about 26 miles northwest of Savannah.


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