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Trooper Charged With Having Sex With Underage Girl
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Trooper Charged With Having Sex With Underage Girl

LAND O'LAKES, Fla - Authorities say a Florida Highway Patrol trooper is facing charges he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that 23-year-old Riley Schwarz is facing two counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving sexual activity of a victim between 12 and 16 years of age.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that deputies confronted Schwarz after the girl’s parents found a journal detailing their relationship.

Deputies say Schwarz admitted to the relationship and surrendered himself to jail.

A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol told the newspaper that Schwarz had been fired.

Online court records showed no attorney for Schwarz, who remained in jail Saturday afternoon.