EASTON — A 21-year-old man is facing charges as a result of an investigation by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office into the sexual solicitation of a minor.

According to a news release, the Criminal Investigations Division of the sheriff’s office started the investigation in April.

Police said detectives learned Jaicerius Marquis Bradley, 21, of no fixed address, had befriended a 15-year-old from Talbot County via social media. Police said Bradley spent several weeks developing a relationship with the teen and tried to meet up several times for a sexual encounter. Bradley solicited nude photos from the teen and sent several obscene photos of himself, police said.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Bradley’s arrest on April 14.

The Rock Island Police Department in Rock Island, Ill., arrested Bradley on April 22. On April 28, Talbot sheriff’s deputies traveled to Rock Island and extradited him to Maryland, where they served the arrest warrant, police said.

Online court records show Bradley is facing seven charges, including sexual solicitation of a minor, soliciting child pornography and possession of child pornography.

He was held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center.

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