From the Maryland State Police and the Harford County Child Advocacy Center:
(Joppa, Md.) On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Harford County Child Advocacy Center was contacted by the Highlands County, Florida Sheriff’s Office for assistance in the investigation of an adult female who was sexually involved with a Florida minor.
A cooperative investigation revealed that the juvenile male, 16 years of age (name withheld) disclosed that he was involved in a sexual relationship with Lisa Elaine Carroll, a 39 year old female residing in the 500 block of Renee Drive, Joppa, Maryland. The juvenile met Carroll while playing an online video game “War 2 Glory.” Carroll and the juvenile male began communicating in late 2011, and their relationship continued via Skype; a service that allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the internet.
Carroll was interviewed by members of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center which consisted of investigators from the Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. During that interview Carroll admitted to the sexual relationship with the victim.
Continued investigation revealed that Carroll drove to Florida on two separate occasions, staying at area hotels during her consensual encounters with the victim. The first trip occurred in early 2012, and the second trip occurred in March 2012. Carroll and the victim became engaged to be married in December 2011.
As a result of intensive investigative efforts by members of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center, an arrest warrant was issued by authorities in Florida. The warrant contained nine counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor and one count of Traveling to Meet a Minor.
On April 5, 2012, Lisa Carroll was taken into custody at her residence in Joppa, Maryland. She is currently being held at the Harford County Inter-Agency Processing Center where she is awaiting an extradition hearing.
Any inquiries to this case should be made to the Harford County Child Advocacy Center Investigators at 410-638-4975.
***While 16 is the age of consent in Maryland, it is unlawful for a 16-year-old in Florida to engage in a sexual relationship with anyone over the age 23.