TOMS RIVER - Prosecutors say the owner of a Barnegat home where Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo.
Ocean County prosecutors say 25-year-old Steven Sheerer had inappropriate online communications with O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter Chelsea. Sheerer made his first court appearance Monday afternoon via video conference in state Superior Court in Toms River.
Sheerer is charged with distributing obscenity to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
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His bail hearing is expected to be held Tuesday. He will remain in Ocean County Jail until then.
Sheerer was arrested Friday night at his home. Chelsea O'Donnell was found at the home Aug. 18, hours after her mother posted a statement online saying the girl had left home in South Nyack, New York, a week earlier.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.