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Online Editor Waives Extradition in Solicitation Case

March 11, 2013

Heather Rawlyk, The Capital, Annapolis, Md.

An Arnold man charged last week with solicitation of a minor in Pennsylvania faces up to 71 years in prison and $120,000 in fines if convicted.

George "Nick" Lundskow, 55, who oversaw The Capital's online news operations, waived his extradition at a hearing in District Court on Monday morning. He will be held without bond at Jennifer Road Detention Center in Parole until he is picked up by agents with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, a spokeswoman said.

Lundskow was scheduled to be transferred to Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pa. on Monday afternoon, where he will be preliminarily arraigned. At that time, a judge will set a preliminary hearing date.

Lundskow was represented by the county Office of the Public Defender at Monday's hearing. His family did not attend.

Wearing a blue jail uniform, Lundskow took notes with his hands cuffed in front, at times shaking his head, as District Court Judge John P. McKenna Jr. explained the charges.

Lundskow is accused of trying to get a person he thought to be a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him. The person he met in an Internet chatroom was in fact part of an investigation by the Child Protector Unit from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, according to charging documents.

He is charged with five counts, including statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and aggravated indecent exposure.

Lundskow has worked at The Capital since 1986, most recently as the interactive media editor.

Source: (c)2013 The Capital (Annapolis, Md.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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