Home owner charged after O'Donnell's daughter found

Steven M. Sheerer, 25, was arrested for having 'inappropriate communications' with Rosie O'Donnell's daughter, Chelsea.
Steven M. Sheerer, 25, was arrested for having 'inappropriate communications' with Rosie O'Donnell's daughter, Chelsea.

The owner of the home where Rosie O'Donnell's missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl.

Police in New Jersey say Steven Sheerer faces charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor.

Prosecutors declined to identify the victim, citing her age. But a spokeswoman for O'Donnell said Saturday the case involves the star's daughter, Chelsea.

Police say the 25-year-old Sheerer was arrested Friday night at his home in Barnegat. Chelsea O'Donnell had been found at the home Tuesday, hours after her mother posted a statement online saying the girl had left home on Aug. 11.

It wasn't known Saturday if Sheerer had retained an attorney and a telephone number for him could not be located.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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