Maruna, who is enrolled as a student at Youngstown State University, allegedly told the officer that he didn't believe his age, which was thought to be 15, was an obstacle to an intimate relationship, WKBN-TV reported.
On Dec. 5, Maruna consistently discussed sexual activity with the teen, stating he is not openly gay and is not planning to "come out" anytime soon, according to the report. The meeting, which was scheduled for Tuesday in Austintown, Ohio, ended with Maruna's arrest.
Maruna communicated with the undercover cop for about a week, sending explicitly sexual messages and photos of his genitalia, according to the Vindicator in Youngstown.
Albert Maruna, 22, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly trying to have sex with an underage teen boy who turned out to be an undercover cop.
Police say he told investigators that he did not believe having sex with a 15-year-old is wrong.
Maruna faces charges including attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and possessing criminal tools, and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail, WFMJ added.
"You are my one and only", he allegedly told the undercover cop. Upon Maruna's arrest, police indeed found "a bottle of Astroglide lubrication, Vaseline lotion, two bottles of Sprite, and chicken alfredo in a Tupperware container".
According to a police report, Maruna tried to arrange a meeting with the officer, requesting that he wear a jock strap during their time together.
Police say that through the dating app and texting, Maruna sent several nude pictures of himself and said he wanted to have sex with the person he thought was a teen.