|Published:||Jan 06, 2014 4:04 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 06, 2014 5:29 PM EST|
IMMOKALEE, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 22-year-old Meliton Serafin-Morales after allegedly catching him having sex with a young teen on Sunday night.
Serafin-Morales faces one count of lewd and lascivious battery on a person between the ages of 12 and 15.
According to the arrest report, a deputy conducting ATV patrols in the undeveloped residential area of Lincoln Blvd. and Franklin Ct. spotted a white GMC SUV parked with its lights off. The deputy shined his flashlight in the vehicle and spotted the Serafin-Morales on top of the victim in the backseat. The two were reportedly naked.
The report went on to say the two became of aware of the deputy and got dressed. As they were doing so, the deputy spotted two used condoms on the ground near the passenger side door. When Serafin-Morales exited the vehicle, he noticed the condoms and picked them up, saying he didn't want to be fined for littering, and put them on the floor board of the vehicle.
Serafin-Morales reportedly told the deputy the victim was 19 years old, but she paused before providing her date of birth to the deputy and ultimately admitted her age. Serafin-Morales then admitted the victim's real age as well, and was placed in handcuffs.
The teen did not wish to speak to detectives and was released to her father.
The suspect gave consent to search the vehicle, where detectives found evidence to arrest him for the crime.