A Laurel man currently stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual solicitation of a minor in Prince George’s County, according to police.
County police cannot formally charge 22-year-old Rashon Levante Dickason, formerly of the 12000 block of Mount Pleasant Drive in Laurel, until he is extradited back to Prince George’s County, said county police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland.
Cpl. Maria McKinney, a county police spokeswoman, said Friday that Dickason was arrested in North Carolina by U.S. Marine Corps Military Police in response to a county warrant.
On Dec. 26, county officers were called to Oxwell Lane in Laurel for the report of a person soliciting sexual acts from a minor, police said. A teenager’s father told officers that Dickason solicited his son sexually over the period of July through December.
McKinney confirmed Monday that Dickason was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, but could not confirm further details about his rank or service.
Officials at Camp Lejeune could not be reached for comment Monday, and a phone number for Dickason’s Laurel address had been disconnected. Online court records were not yet available in the case Monday.
Police said detectives believe Dickason may have solicited other minors and are urging anyone who has had such contact with Dickason to call county police.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the department’s Regional Investigation Division Northern Region at 301-937-0910. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477, text “PGPD [plus the message]” to 274637 or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police to submit a tip online.