College student arrested for trading Sprite and chicken in return for sex with a 'minor'
A 22-year-old college student from Ohio was arrested after he impetrated an undercover cop, who he thought was a 15-year-old boy, for sex on an online dating app
Albert Maruna, a 22-year-old student at Youngstown State University in Ohio, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct after he attempted to have sex with an underage boy who turned out to be a cop in disguise.
Maruna believed he was talking to a 15-year-old boy online when he offered lube, chicken alfredo, and Sprite seemingly in exchange for sex, WKBN-TV reported.
When the police officer mentioned his age was 15, Maruna said age is just a number and it does not matter to him when holding an intimate relationship.
According to the police, for about a week, Maruna was in contact with the boy and also sent nudes of himself while engaging in sexually explicit conversations with the police officer. He also got quite serious and emotional about his feelings towards the teen going to say “You are my one and only,” before mentioning he'd like to marry him some day.
Maruna even tried to arrange a face-to-face meeting, allegedly requesting the boy to wear a jockstrap.
They arranged to meet in Austintown, with Maruna promising to get chicken alfredo and Sprite to their rendezvous.
Maruna traveled all the way to Austintown in hopes of meeting the boy, where he was arrested instead. When he was caught, the police found that he was carrying an iPhone, a MacBook, three zip drives, a bottle of Astroglide lubrication, Vaseline lotion, two bottles of Sprite, and chicken alfredo in a Tupperware container.
Maruna was then charged with importuning, "disseminating matter harmful or obscene to juveniles, possession of criminal tools and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor."
The Austintown Police Department are active when it comes to taking such matters into their own hands. In August, an undercover sex sting resulted in the arrest of a 51-year-old man called William Hill, who allegedly requested sex from an undercover cop who was posing as a woman. He apparently offered to perform certain sexual acts on the woman if she would do the same in return.
In April, a 65-year-old man was arrested for promoting prostitution along with two other women who were charged with possessing criminal tools, possessing drug abuse instruments, soliciting and drug paraphernalia.
The Police Department uses this as a common technique to capture those who intend to engage in sexual acts with minors. A major sting operation that was held in Oregon, last month, resulted in the arrest of nine men, all who were caught for allegedly intending to be involved in a sexual relationship with undercover police officers posing as minors, ages 14 or under.
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Albert Maruna is currently being held in Mahoning County Jail where he will face a preliminary hearing on January 3 next year, the Vindicator reported.
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