By GARY DETMAN, WPEC
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WPEC) - A Burger King manager from Miami is accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl, forcing her to make pornographic videos and to have sex with him.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Diaz Fundora on Tuesday.
Investigators say he met the girl six weeks ago through an online app and chatted with her on Facebook and through text messages. Detectives said he made the girl perform sex acts and send him photos and videos.
The sheriff's office said he then took three days off from work and arranged to pick up the girl near her home this week. She left a note with a parent saying she planned to stay at a friend's house for the next three days. The parent found the note and called 911 immediately after realizing the girl was gone.
Fundora, according to the sheriff's office, used the Facebook profile "El Yoni King Diaz (Chojo Akimichi)." They used images of his car on his Facebook page to track him down at a Motel 6 in Lakeland within 35 minutes of the 911 call. The girl was found hiding in a bathroom, wearing a dog collar.
"This suspect groomed and manipulated a little girl online and then traveled all the way to Polk County to sexually abuse her – he is the poster child for why it is critical that parents monitor their children’s activities online," said Sheriff Grady Judd. "I commend our patrol deputies for catching him in the act of sexually abusing a child, and I shudder to think of what the other horrible consequences would have been had her parent not immediately reported her missing."
Fundora is facing charges of kidnapping, sexual battery by a suspect over 18 on a victim under 12, traveling to meet a minor, 5 counts of possession of child pornography, 3 counts of directing the sexual performance of a child, and 2 counts of use of a computer to seduce a child.
Investigators believe Fundora will face more charges once a forensic analysis of his electronic devices is finished.