After his arrest in February, Serrano told police he met the girl through the “Badoo” app.
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“The report states Lukas Serrano advises he uses the app to meet girls, and he was looking for somebody to smoke with. Lukas Serrano met (the girl) in Cincinnati and took her to Indiana,” according to an affidavit for a search warrant used to extract data from his cell phone.
Serrano reportedly told police he took the girl to Indiana after she told him she was fleeing an abusive boyfriend. Serrano said he brought her back to Warren County after she said she was being abused by a person she was visiting in Indiana, according to the search warrant.
Serrano reportedly told Springboro police that he paid for a hotel room in Springdale, a Cincinnati-area suburb, where they stayed the night, but he said they did not have sex. After a meal at a Chipotle in Monroe, he said they went to the Springboro park, where they were then detained after an off-duty police officer smelled marijuana while walking his dog in Milo Beck Park in Springboro.
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He told police he was visiting relatives in Lebanon and planned to travel on to Europe before returning to Colombia.