Pro golfer Dan Bowling, 26, is arrested while ‘trying to meet up with undercover detective posing as 15-year-old girl he had been sexting for a MONTH’
- Golfer Dan Bowling allegedly contacted a 15-year-old girl on the AdChat app early last month
- The sports star was unaware that he was actually speaking with an undercover police officer
- Conversation quickly turned sexual in nature, and Bowling proposed a meet-up
- He was arrested Thursday by officers when he went to rendezvous with the ‘teen’
Professional golfer Dan Rowling has been arrested for sexting and attempting to meet up with an undercover cop he allegedly thought was a 15-year-old girl
Professional golfer Dan Rowling has been arrested for sexting with an undercover police officer he allegedly believed was a 15-year-old girl.
The Canadian sportsman, 26, was taken into custody in Orlando on Thursday after he tried to meet up with the ‘teen’ in person.
He was placed in handcuffs when he realized that the minor did not exist, and that he had been actually conversing with an undercover detective.
Rowling is now facing charges of obscene communication, traveling to meet with a minor and attempted lewd and lascivious molestation, according to People magazine.
Investigators allege that Rowling contacted the decoy on the app AdChat early last month.
The conversation ‘turned sexual in nature within the first 24 hours and intensified quickly’.
Investigators allege that Bowling contacted the decoy on the app AdChat early last month. He is pictured checking his phone while on the links back in February
The Canadian sportsman, 26, was taken into custody in Orlando on Thursday after he agreed to meet with the ‘teen’ in person
Bowling was arrested without incident on Thursday, and it is unclear whether he has obtained a lawyer.
Police have described him as a ‘dangerous online predator’.
‘Unfortunately, there are potentially hundreds of predators like Mr. Bowling online,’ Jennifer Wing, from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, told People.
‘I hope news of today’s arrest encourages parents to be more proactive in monitoring their children’s lives online.’