FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Fort Lauderdale man accused of performing a sex act on a 14-year-old boy has been released from jail on $14,500 bond.
Police said Frank Gamba, 52, used a mobile dating app called Mister to lure the boy to his home Friday and another app called Kik to exchange photos.
The teen's mother tracked her son's cellphone using a GPS feature and learned that her son was at a house later found to be Gamba's.
Police did not find Gamba or the teen at the house, but found them in the neighborhood while making a traffic stop.
Gamba told police that he and the teen were just talking and that he had dropped him off at a friend's house.
Police said the teen told them he initially told Gamba he was 18 but later revealed his real age, and that Gamba told him it was better that the victim was underage.
After agreeing to meet, Gamba picked up the teen from his home and they went to the man's home, where Gamba performed sex acts on the teen, police said.
Gamba has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a person 12-16 years of age, using a computer to solicit, luring or seducing a child and traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child.
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