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Grindr Social App Chat Lands Man In Jail

Christopher Siegert thought he was meeting up with a potential underage partner using the Grindr social app. It turns out he was falling right into a police sting.

According to a report from the Sun Sentinel, the 29-year-old man was arrested on December 20 after he went to a 7-Eleven store in Boynton Beach where he agreed to meet with the “15-year-old” boy he was chatting with using Grindr.

Grindr is a social networking application available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry that provides a way for gay, bi and curious guys to connect for dating or for friendship.

The Sun Sentinel says that Siegert has been charged with a count of “enticement” which bans the use of the internet to “knowingly persuade, induce, entice or coerce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.”

Siegert allegedly offered the boy – which turned out to be an undercover police officer – oral sex and a trip to a sex shop.

If convicted, Siegert may possibly end up with a 10-year or life imprisonment sentence.

His chat sessions with the officer on Grindr will be used as evidence in the case.

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