Man Who Allegedly Housed Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Faces Obscenity Charges

Photo courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
The man who allegedly housed Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea was arrested Friday at his home in Barnegat, NJ, for "allegedly having inappropriate online communications" with the 17-year-old, The Associated Press reports.

Steven Sheerer, 25, now faces obscenity and child endangerment charges based on "inappropriate communications" exchanged between Sheerer and O'Donnell. Since Chelsea O'Donnell is a minor, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office wouldn't officially release her name in connection to Sheerer's arrest. Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for the O'Donnell family, confirmed his identity.

"He was involved with a minor, and Rosie's concern has been and always will be the health, safety, and well-being of her daughter," Berger told The Associated Press.

Rosie O'Donnell also shared the news on Twitter:

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On Tuesday, O'Donnell announced her daughter had been missing from the family's Nyack, NY, home since August 11. By the end of the day, police had found and escorted Chelsea back home safely.

This isn't Sheerer's first run-in with the law, New Jersey police informed People. In 2012, he faced charges related to heroin and drug paraphernalia possession, as well as child endangerment.

Meanwhile, Rosie O'Donnell seems understandably freaked out. As an unnamed source told People, "Rosie is extremely concerned about everything and is trying to figure out what to do next."
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