Man Arrested For Responding To 14 Year Old Boy's Profile On Grindr

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A 20-year-old man who responded to a Grindr ad posted by a 14-year-old is facing charges for third-degree criminal sexual conduct and solicitation of a child through electronic communication.

Police say a boy, 14, created a profile on the dating site and the Efram Ciavarelli, 20, responded and went to the residence and had sexual relations.

It was interrupted by two younger juveniles who saw a strange vehicle in the driveway. The juveniles grabbed a knife, went downstairs and found a naked older male in the bedroom, according to police. 

Ciavarelli, who told authorities he thought the person he was meeting was over 16, was located near his home.