Albert Maruna IV of Orwell is a 22-year-old Youngstown State University student who was arrested after allegedly trying to trade chicken alfredo and sprite in exchange for sex with a teen boy who was actually an undercover police officer. According to WMC Action News 5, Albert was chatting with the ‘underage boy’ on a dating app. The ‘boy’ was actually an undercover police officer. During their conversation on the dating app, the undercover officer told Albert that he was only 15 years old but Albert replied that he didn’t believe in age. He wrote: ‘age is a number I believe…I don’t believe in age…I’m OK if you OK with me.’
Albert had reportedly also sent naked pictures to the ‘young boy’ and the pair agreed to meet up and get together. The police report that Albert would bring lubricant, chicken alfredo and a Sprite to their meeting. Albert traveled to Austintown on Tuesday where he had hopes of meeting the underage boy.
When Albert arrived at the destination, he was quickly arrested and charged with attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools, and importuning. The 22-year-old student admitted to investigators that he was hoping to have sex with the teenage boy.
The police found the chicken alfredo, Sprite, and lubricant inside of Albert’s car along with Vaseline, an iPhone, a Macbook and three zip drives. The report showed that Albert had ‘a bottle of Astroglide lubrication, Vaseline lotion, two bottles of Sprite, and chicken alfredo in a Tupperware container.’ Police also found other graphic conversations and nude photos on Albert’s phone and are currently trying to determine the age of those individuals in those conversations. Although having admitted to wanting to have sex with an underage person, police report that Albert told investigators that he does not think having sex with a 15-year-old is wrong. Albert Maruna is currently being held in the Mahoning County Jail.
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