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O.C. man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting underage girls he met on MySpace, Stickam

October 5, 2010 |  5:14 pm

Richard Chaney booking photo A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls he met on MySpace.com or Stickam.com, authorities said.

Richard Alan Chaney, 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of oral copulation of a minor under 16, contacting a child with the intent to distribute pornography to a minor, sexual penetration by foreign object of an unconscious victim and oral copulation of an unconscious person, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said Chaney communicated a with 14-year-old Texas girl on the webcam-based Internet site Stickam.com. Between May 1, 2008, and July 31, 2008, he engaged in sexually explicit conversations and mutual exhibitionism and masturbation with the girl, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Chaney met the girl while her family was vacationing in California and had sex with her in June 2008. Her mother filed a report with police, prosecutors said.

In May 2009, Chaney videotaped himself sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he had met online, according to prosecutors. They said the girl was unconscious at the time.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Richard Alan Chaney. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office