Pro golfer Dan Bowling, 26, is arrested while ‘trying to meet an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl he’d been sexting for a MONTH’
- Golfer Dan Bowling is said to have contacted a 15-year-old girl via the AdChat app at the beginning of last month
- The sportsman didn’t know he was talking to an undercover cop
- The conversation quickly turned sexual in nature, and Bowling suggested an encounter
- He was arrested by officers on Thursday when he went to an appointment with the ‘teenager’
Professional golfer Dan Bowling has been arrested for sexting and attempting to meet an undercover cop he believed was a 15-year-old girl
Professional golfer Dan Bowling has been arrested for sexting with an undercover cop he believed was a 15-year-old girl.
The Canadian sportsman, 26, was taken into custody in Orlando on Thursday after attempting to meet the ‘teenager’ in person.
He was turned in handcuffs when he realized the minor did not exist and that he had been talking to an undercover detective.
Bowling is now accused of obscene communication, traveling to meet a minor and attempted lewd and lustful assault, according to People.
Investigators allege that Bowling contacted the decoy on the AdChat app early last month.
The conversation “ turned sexual in nature within the first 24 hours and intensified rapidly, ” police said.
Investigators allege that Bowling contacted the decoy on the AdChat app early last month. He is pictured on his phone sitting on the links in February
The Canadian sportsman, 26, was taken into custody in Orlando on Thursday after agreeing to meet the ‘teen’ in person
Bowling has been arrested without incident and it is currently unclear whether he got a lawyer.
Police have described him as a ‘dangerous online predator’.
Unfortunately, there are potentially hundreds of predators like Mr. Bowling online, ”Jennifer Wing of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told People.
“I hope the news of today’s arrest encourages parents to be more proactive in following their children’s lives online.”
According to Yahoo Sports, Bowling has not competed professionally since 2016.
In addition, he is not in the Official World Golf Rankings.
However, his Instagram is full of golf snapshots, and his biography reads, ‘Pro golfer travels to PGA Tour events Monday before Monday.
Last week, he shared a video showing him on the links below a caption that read, ‘Down in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Monday qualifying. I’ve been doing the work with my boys for the past few weeks. ‘
Bowling has been arrested without incident and it is currently unclear whether he got a lawyer
His Instagram is full of golf snapshots and his biography reads: ‘Pro golfer travels to PGA Tour events Monday before Monday’