A Maryland woman learned the hard way that one should check age of consent laws before traveling across state lines to have sex with a teenager.
Lisa Carroll, 39, met a 16-year-old Florida boy playing the online game War2 Glory, a multi-player interactive game set during World War II.
But police say Carroll took the relationship from simulation to real life when she traveled to Florida to have sex with the boy. Investigators also say Carroll chatted with the teen multiple times via Skype, and that the pair had engaged in conversations about getting married, according to ABC-2 News.
One problem with that plan, however, is that Carroll is already married, and her clueless husband only learned of the alleged affair when Carroll was put under arrest.
As their relationship escalated, Carroll allegedly drove from Maryland to Florida on two separate occasions where she met the teen at a hotel and engaged in sex with him. In Florida, it is a crime for anyone over the age of 23 to have sex with a 16- or 17-year-old.
While the teen’s parents eventually found out about the relationship and brought it to an end, they were unaware of how serious it had become.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Carroll allegedly admitted to the affair during questioning from the Hartford County Child Advocacy Center. The teen had reportedly disclosed the extent of the affair while being treated at a Florida hospital, after threatening suicide when his parents cut off contact with Carroll.
Carroll faces nine counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one count of traveling to meet a minor.
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