AVENTURA, Fla. – A South Florida man was arrested Tuesday for having sex with a 16-year-old girl, authorities said.
According to an arrest report, the victim and her legal guardian went to the Aventura Police Department last month and the girl told police that she had met the defendant the morning of Oct. 20 at the Brownsville Train Station while she was on the way to school.
The teen said she began talking to Gianfranco Lombardi, 28, and they both told each other their ages.
The teen told detectives that Lombardi told her, "We can keep it on the down low," and they hung out throughout the day, traveling throughout Miami-Dade County on public transportation.
Police said the duo went to the Camden Apartments in Aventura about 8 p.m. that night and slept in the women's restroom.
According to the report, Lombardi told the girl that he wanted to have sex with her and she told him "no" twice after he told her to remove her pants.
Police said Lombardi told the girl that he would force her to remove her pants if she didn't take them off herself, so the victim complied and had sex with Lombardi.
Police said the duo got into a Miami-Dade County bus about 6 a.m. Oct. 21 and traveled throughout the city.
Later in the afternoon, Lombardi told the girl that she was too young for him and a short altercation ensued, police said.
The duo went their separate ways after the argument and the teen was taken to the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center to be seen by a forensic examiner.
The teen identified Lombardi in a photo lineup.
He was arrested Tuesday on a sexual battery on a minor charge and on unrelated charges stemming from two warrants.
Lombardi appeared in court this week where he was granted a $200,000 bond on the sexual battery charge. However, a judge denied him bail for violating probation.