Soldier Arrested After Having Sex With Teen Boy He Met On Dating App

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Submitted by Take Out on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:50

Authorities say a Fort Stewart soldier is facing charges after meeting an underage boy for sex.
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Nicholas Anthony Fontana, 21, was arrested March 4 by Chatham County Police and is charged with felony sodomy and felony aggravated child molestation.

According to a police report, an officer spotted an abandoned motorcycle behind a business on Ogeechee Road. The officer found Fontana and later a person who identified himself as a 28-year-old man.

The officer interviewed the two separately, with Fontana claiming not to know the other person's name. However, the other person admitted to police he was not 28, he was a minor, he met Fontana on the Grindr dating app and that the two were having sex in a sleeping bag near a shed on the property.

Fort Stewart officials have confirmed that Fontana is a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, they are aware of the charges and are cooperating with local law enforcement.