Ohio Man Accused of Offering Sprite, Chicken Alfredo for Sex with Minor
AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A 22-year-old Youngstown State student is accused of offering Sprite and chicken Alfredo in hopes of having sex with a 15-year-old boy, reports say.
Albert Maruna IV of Orwell, Ohio, was arrested by police Tuesday when he arrived at an arranged meeting place in Austintown, WKBN Channel 27 reports.
Police were waiting because an undercover Austintown officer had been pretending to be the teen boy, according to WFMJ Channel 21.
When police arrested Maruna, he had with him an iPhone, a MAC book, three zip drives, a bottle of lubrication, Vaseline lotion, two bottles of Sprite, and chicken Alfredo in a Tupperware container, WFMJ reports.
The undercover officer began communicating with Maruna after creating a profile on a dating app, reports say.
Although the officer claimed to be 15, Maruna responded, "Age is a number I believe...I don't believe in age...I'm OK if you (sic) OK with me," vindy.com reports.
Maruna is accused of sending explicit message and several nude pictures of himself. Police reportedly found other graphic conversations and nude photos on his phone from other people and are trying to determine their age, WFMJ reports.
Police say he told investigators that he did not believe having sex with a 15-year-old is wrong.
Maruna is charged with attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools, and importuning.