NEWPORT BEACH — A Costa Mesa man who had sex with underage girls he met through social networking sites received a nine-year prison sentence Tuesday at the Harbor Justice Center.
Richard Alan Chaney, 25, had pleaded guilty to luring a child with intent to commit a crime, oral copulation on a person under 16 years old, and sexual penetration and oral copulation of an unconscious person as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
He will be required to register as a sex offender.
Starting in May 2008, Chaney communicated via webcam with a 14-year-old girl in Texas through Stickam.com. When the girl visited California with her family that June, she snuck out and met up with Chaney and the two had sex in his car. Not until a year later did the girl's mother learn about the encounter and call police.
Investigators from the Orange County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team searched Chaney's home three days after the mother reported the incident.