PGA Tour Golfer Arrested In Child Sex Predator Sting

 Dan Bowling, a professional golfer on the PGA Tour, was arrested in Orlando on Thursday for allegedly attempting to meet up with a 15-year old girl, who wound up being an undercover officer. 

The 26-year old Canadian had been “sexting” on the app “AdChat” since April with who he thought was a young teen, but was in fact an undercover law enforcement officer taking part in a child sex predator sting. According to police records, Bowling is facing charges of obscene communication, traveling to meet with a minor, and attempting lewd and lascivious molestation. 

According to NBC News, Orlando police said Bowling was a “dangerous online predator” and that the conversations “turned sexual in nature within the first 24 hours and intensified quickly.” 

Jennifer Wing of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, told WFTV “Unfortunately, there are potentially hundreds of predators like Mr. Bowling online. I hope news of today’s arrest encourages parents to be more proactive in monitoring their children’s lives online.” 

According to the Daily Mail, this is not the first time that Bowling has been charged with crimes against children. 

Bowling was allegedly charged in 2018 for “masturbating in front of a window while watching children play in a pool” in Osceola County, Florida. He was charged with indecent exposure and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to investigators on the case, “Daniel denied masturbating at all, and stated he has never masturbated because of his religion. Daniel also denied seeing anyone in the pool.”

Bowling was given probation for the crime. 

According to the PGA Tour website, Bowling has not played on the tour since 2016. He played in seven PGA Tour events, making the cut just once and never finishing anywhere near the top of a tournament. 

Bowling’s Instagram page is filled with golf related videos and pictures. His bio states “Pro golfer traveling PGA Tour events one Monday at a time.” His most recent post came on April 26th, where he posted a video of himself on a golf course. The caption reads, “Down in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Monday qualifying. Been putting in the work last few weeks with my guys.”

The Wells Fargo Championship is taking place this weekend at Quail Hollow Golf Course. Some of golf’s most famous athletes are participating in the tournament, including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson.

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