Florida Woman, 22, Faces Charges for Posing as 'Home-Schooled' Teen to Lure Minor on Snapchat
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Florida Woman, 22, Faces Charges for Posing as ‘Home-Schooled’ Teen to Lure Minor on Snapchat

A 22-year-old woman was taken into custody by police on charges that she started a “inappropriate relationship” with a boy by pretending to be a student online.

Through a social media site, Alyssa Ann Zinger “made contact” with a “male victim between the ages of 12 and 15,” according to a news release issued by Tampa Police Department officers on Friday.

According to the press statement, Zinger pretended to be “a home-schooled student” online.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Zinger, who was detained on November 24, communicated with the youngster via Snapchat.

Although the number of juveniles involved is unknown, authorities stated in the announcement that they believe there may be more victims.

According to the statement, Tampa Bay Chief Lee Bercaw stated, “It is disturbing and unsettling to see an adult take advantage of a child and prey on them.”

“Anyone who may have been a victim of Zinger’s, we encourage you to come forward,” Bercaw stated. “The Tampa Police Department will support you and ensure a predator like Zinger doesn’t cause you or others additional harm.”

Zinger is accused of sexual or lascivious behavior on two charges and lewd or lascivious molestation on five counts, with victimages ranging from 12 to 15. According to the Tampa Bay Times, she entered a not guilty plea and was allowed to leave jail after posting a $7,500 bond.

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