UCF music professor Laszlo Marosi was arrested in Seminole County after investigators say he tried to meet up with an underage male at Walmart for sex, according to a police report.
The 59-year old was in contact with the minor through the dating app Grindr, police said.
Grindr is "the largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people," according to the company's website.
The chat between the two started March 18 and, about two days later, Marosi offered to meet up with the minor at a Walmart Neighborhood store in Winter Springs, according to the report.
Deputies say that although the minor’s age was disclosed to be 19 on the app, he had revealed his actual age to Marosi twice before agreeing to meet up.
The meet-up was reported to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office on March 19 and they arranged to have deputies present at the scene during the time of the meet up, according to the report.
On March 19, deputies identified a man matching Marosi’s description circling the Walmart parking lot in a white car. They approached him and confirmed his identity by sending him a message through the minor’s Grindr account.
According to the report, when questioned about the situation, Marosi said he “was just curious.”
After making suicidal attempts, Marosi was taken into protective custody and, using approved search warrants, detectives were able to confirm the chats came from Marosi’s phone.
According to the report, after being released from protective custody, Marosi turned himself in to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on Monday.
Marosi is held on a $40,000 bond on one count of obscene communication with a minor.
Marosi is on administrative leave while awaiting an internal investigation, according to UCF.