The man found with Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor.
Chelsea O’Donnell, 17, was missing for more than a week when police discovered her at a New Jersey residence with Steven Sheerer, a convicted drug offender.
However, since Chelsea’s recovery, Rosie O’Donnell gave police permission to search the cell phone her daughter had been using.
According to police, “evidence of inappropriate communications over the last several weeks between Sheerer and the minor,” leading to his arrest on August 21 for third degree endangering the welfare of a child. It’s unclear what exactly the messages contained.
Steven Sheerer is being held in an Orange County jail on $40,000 bail, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The man was previously charged with child endangerment in 2012, as well as heroin possession.
Rosie O’Donnell ranted on Twitter earlier this week about Steven Sheerer’s criminal history and alleged inappropriate behavior with her daughter Chelsea.