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Deputies: Man traded iPhone for sex act with minor in Port Charlotte

Posted at 2:35 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 14:35:02-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A 19-year-old Port Charlotte man is facing charges after deputies say he lied about being robbed at gunpoint for his cellphone, when he actually traded it to a minor for a sex act.

Deputies say Kristian Gupta told them a man put a gun to his head and then stole his iPhone.

During their investigation, deputies found out Gupta tried to sell his phone through Snapchat. Two underage girls wanted to buy it but said it was too expensive.

One of the girls, a 14-year-old, agreed to perform a sexual act on Gupta in exchange for the phone.

Gupta is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Making a False Report to Law Enforcement.