Professional golfer busted trying to meet a 15-year-old for sex in Florida, cops say

Source: Orlando police; MEGA

May 7 2021, Published 8:58 a.m. ET

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A professional golfer was busted in Florida trying to solicit what he thought was a teen for sex, according to police. 

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Daniel Bowling was arrested on May 6, according to Orlando police. He faces nearly a dozen charges, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

Investigators said Bowling used a chat site to contact a person pretending to be a 15-year-old girl, according to the report. Within a day, Bowling chats became sexual, the report notes. 

He was arrested as he tried to meet the girl, according to police. 

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Further details of the accusations against Bowling were not immediately available. He was booked into Orange County jail and remains there as bond has not been set in his case. 

His charges include attempted lewd and lascivious battery, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, possession of tetrahydrocannabinols, obscene communication — traveling to meet, solicitation of a minor via computer and seven counts of transmitting harmful materials to a minor.

Bowling, a Canadian golfer, has played in seven PGA events and made one cut, according to the PGA. In his latest PGA competition, the 2016 National Capital Open to Support Our Troops, Bowling did not make the cut. 


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