The Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday arrested a Haines City man who is accused of tying a 16-year-old girl up with a rope and binding her with tape.
Travis Burton, 30, of Haines City is charged with sexual battery of a minor older than 12 years old, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated child abuse and soliciting for prostitution.
Polk County sheriff’s deputies said Burton found the girl unoccupied at a Davenport home.
An affidavit states Burton punched the girl multiple times in the face after she arrived at the home where he was waiting.
He then bound her with tape, cut off her underwear and sexually battered the girl four times, according to the affidavit.
The girl said that Burton put a knife to her throat and attached a dog leash to her neck, according to the sheriff’s office.
On Saturday morning, Burton later put the girl in a truck. He drove until getting stuck in an orange grove and sexually battered her again, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies found the girl inside the truck, but Burton had ran away. Burton told deputies he arranged over the internet for the girl to met him.
Burton told deputies he agreed to pay the girl $300 for sex. Deputies said Burton and the girl had a disagreement over the money.
Burton’s criminal history includes burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, vehicle theft, resisting, fleeing to elude, giving false identification to law enforcement, cannabis possession, meth possession, driving with a suspended or revoked license, violating probation, battery on law enforcement, larceny, aggravated stalking, battery on a person 65 or older, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
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