Police say Albert Maruna IV, a 22-year-old college student in Ohio, thought he was arranging a sexual rendezvous with a 15-year-old boy.
Instead, he was talking to an undercover cop.
He allegedly had very specific plans for their date this week: He told the “boy” he was bringing chicken Alfredo and Sprite.
Maruna is a student at Youngstown State University, according to WKBN in Youngstown.
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Austintown police arrested him Tuesday afternoon. They say Maruna began having conversations with the undercover Austintown officer on Dec. 5 after the college student responded to a posting on a dating app, WKBN reported.
The undercover officer told Maruna several times that he was only 15, according to WFMJ in Youngstown. “I don’t believe in age,” he reportedly responded.
Maruna communicated with the undercover cop for about a week, sending explicitly sexual messages and photos of his genitalia, according to the Vindicator in Youngstown.
Police believe Maruna began to have feelings for the “boy.”
“You are my one and only,” he allegedly told the undercover cop.
He reportedly also told him he wanted to be his husband one day.
When police arrested him where the two agreed to meet on Tuesday, WFMJ reported, Maruna had with him lubricant, lotion, two bottles of Sprite and chicken Alfredo packed in a Tupperware container.
He also reportedly had an iPhone, MacBook and three zip drives.
Police reported that Maruna did not seem to believe that having sex with a “consenting” 15-year-old boy was wrong.
He was arrested and charged with attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools, and importuning — soliciting sex from a minor.
He faces a preliminary hearing on Jan. 3, the Vindicator reported.