Jonathan Diaz Fundora was accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl and forcing her to have sex with him.
(Polk County Sheriff’s Office )
A Burger King manager was arrested Tuesday in Florida after he was accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl, forcing her to wear a dog collar and have sex with him.
Sheriff Grady Judd has the collar of the 10-year-old girl was found wearing when officers found her in a motel room.
(Polk County Sheriff’s Office)
Jonathan Diaz Fundora, 23, of Miami was charged with “kidnapping, sexual battery by a suspect over 18 on a victim under the age of 12 traveling to meet a minor, five counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of the charge of sexual performance of a child and two counts of use of a computer to seduce a child,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced.
“This defendant groomed and manipulated, a girl from online, and then traveled all the way to Polk County for sexual abuse of her – he is the poster child why it is crucial that parents supervise their children’s activities online,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “I commend our patrol deputies for catching him in the act of sexual abuse of a child, and I shudder to think of what the terrible consequences would have been had her parents not immediately report her missing.”
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The researchers said the fast food manager to comply with the 10-year-old girl online about six weeks ago on an app and communicated with her through text messages and Facebook. Fundora directed the girl to perform sexual acts and send him pictures and videos,” according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. A preliminary investigation of Fundora electronic devices showed he had the photos and videos of the girl, the officials said.
Fundora allegedly met with the girl on Tuesday near her home in Lakeland, Florida, three days off from work to come with her. The girl wrote a note to her parents telling them she was staying with a friend for a few days. At the sight of the note from the victim’s parents called the police to tell them that their daughter was missing.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to identify the suspect and his car in about 35 minutes after the parents ‘ call. Deputies used photos of Fundora the car that he posted on Facebook and were able to track the vehicle to a Motel 6 in Lakeland. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim hiding in the bathroom, wearing a pink collar.
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The victim and Fundora told the deputies they had sexual intercourse. The police said: “a sexual assault kit confirmed sexual abuse.”
Fundora was booked into the Polk County Jail and his bail status was not immediately available.