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Florida Man Allegedly Met Underage Girl on Social Media. Then, He Kidnapped, Drugged and Sexually Assaulted Her, Cops Say.

Florida Man Accused of Kidnapping Teen, Drugging and Raping Her
Source: North Port Police Department; MEGA

David Bunn accused of meeting a teen girl online and then kidnapping and sexually assaulting her.

Apr. 15 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A man in Florida has been arrested after he allegedly met an underage girl on social media then kept her in his home and sexually assaulted her, according to authorities.

According to the North Port Police Department, David Bunn, 37, met the minor online and then used a ride-sharing service to bring the victim to his residence.

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The victim failed to return home and police learned that she could be with Bunn.

Officers responded to his home in North Port. He initially told police that the girl wasn’t there, but officers eventually found her inside.

The victim told police she had been drugged and sexually assaulted, officials said. Bunn also reportedly wouldn’t let her leave his home.

On April 8, Bunn was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a child, interfering with the custody of a minor and kidnapping, authorities said.

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He was booked into the Sarasota County Jail and was being held without bond.

In a statement, North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said, "Please do your best to keep track of who your children are talking to online or keep them off it altogether. We understand that it is not easy, but monsters like this are real, and they are closer than you might imagine."


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