After noticing that their 17-year-old son was acting strangely, the teen’s parents installed a GPS tracking device on his car in hopes of finding out what was going on.
That device led the parents to a Nogales motel on the afternoon of April 25, where they saw their son meet with a much older man, the Nogales Police Department said in a news release.
The teen’s parents told officers that when the 17-year-old went outside to grab something from his car, they confronted him in the parking lot. The juvenile told his parents that he had arranged to meet with a 57-year-old Tucson man at the motel without their consent.
The man reportedly told the parents that he had met the teen on an online dating site and thought the juvenile was at least 18. He added that he had asked the teen for identification to confirm that he was an adult.
NPD said the 17-year-old also admitted to officers that he had lied to the man about his age.
The case remains under investigation, the police department said.