Washington DC’s NBC affiliate reports:
A former Maryland official was arrested last week and accused of sexual solicitation of a minor in Anne Arundel County, authorities said. The suspect, 65-year-old Luis Esteban Borunda, served as Maryland Deputy Secretary of State for eight years under Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration.
Investigators said Borunda began chatting online with a special agent with the Fort Meade Army Criminal Investigation Office two weeks ago, thinking the agent was a 13-year-old girl. He allegedly sent a doctored photo of himself to the agent and said he wanted to meet at a spot in Anne Arundel County on Aug. 30.
From a 2017 Baltimore Sun report:
The Trump administration has appointed a Marylander to a controversial panel probing alleged voter fraud in last year’s presidential election even though the veteran state official has little-to-no experience in elections.
Deputy Secretary of State Luis E. Borunda, a former Baltimore County school board member, was named last week to Trump’s Election Integrity Commission, a 15-member, bipartisan panel President Donald J. Trump created with an executive order in May after alleging millions voted illegally for his opponent.
While the commission itself has drawn derision from some Democrats as an effort to legitimize Trump’s unfounded claim, Borunda’s appointment prompted some head scratching in Maryland and elsewhere. The Secretary of State’s office in Maryland has no role in voter registration or the administration of elections.
He’s a married father of six.
Former Maryland Deputy Secretary of State under Gov. Larry Hogan, Luis Borunda, has been arrested for soliciting who he thought was a 13 yr old child online & attempting to meet up with her. pic.twitter.com/5lWpDYh2sH
— 𝐁𝐞𝐤𝐬 (@antifaoperative) September 5, 2023
Investigators said Luis Esteban Borunda began chatting online with a special agent with the Fort Meade Army Criminal Investigation Office two weeks ago, thinking the agent was a 13-year-old girl. https://t.co/ljCjJGoNdG
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) September 5, 2023