Cory R. Hall and the minor, now 15, began to meet up in March via a dating site that utilizes a cell phone application, according to a media release.
The juvenile used her actual age on her site profile, the release said. He also used his actual age, 28 at the time, on the site.
BPD Detective Kevin Bunch said a traffic stop at a Pinellas County park tipped off authorities about the relationship.
They both told the Pinellas deputy who pulled them over that they didn’t have IDs and that they were cousins, according to Bunch.
After further investigation, they admitted to not being cousins and the deputy “found some lingerie in the car and he admitted he got it for her,” Bunch said.
That’s when the Pinellas sheriff’s office contacted the Bradenton Police Department