(LAND O LAKES, Fla.) — A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper has been arrested for lewd and lascivious battery for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, say Pasco County Sheriff’s Office officials.
Deputies arrested 23-year old Riley Schwarz early Saturday morning after he turned himself in to law enforcement. Schwarz admitted to having sex with the underage girl, “approximately six to eight times at her residence,” according to an arrest report obtained from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The report shows that the victim’s parents found and read her diary detailing the relationship, records show. The girl, who is now 15, began talking to Schwarz in September 2018, records show.
Schwarz admitted to having sex with the teenager in the back of his car in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station in Land O’ Lakes. The relationship, which the teenager says was consensual, started in October 2018 and lasted up untilApril 2019.
According to the media release, a booking photo of Schwarz will not be released by law enforcement because he is a law enforcement officer and the photo is not public record.
Schwartz faces two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery involving Sexual Activity of a Victim 12-15 years of age. The charges are based on the two locations where the sexual activity took place.