PHOENIX - A Phoenix man traveled to Utah to bring home a minor girl to be his "sex pet."
Phoenix Police report that 37-year-old Raymond Larry Burk found a post on a social media site that indicated that a girl from Utah wanted to leave home. At first, the girl told Burk she was 18 years old but later said she was, in fact, 17.
Burk reportedly agreed to pick up the girl and bring her to his home near 16th Street and Camelback Road, if she would have sex with him. Police say that on June 2, Burk drove to Utah to get the girl, telling her, "she would be his pet and would have to have sex with him when he wanted her."
The victim reported to police that Burk became angry with her and on several occasions, he would, allegedly, choke her and cut her arm with a knife. Police say Burk also forced the girl to have sex with a friend who gave him drugs in exchange.
The sexual conduct and abuse went on for two weeks before the victim reached out to a friend on social media who contacted police. Phoenix police came to the home, but the victim was too scared to open the door. When Burk found out the police were there, he reportedly choked her and reminded her that "she was his pet." He took her to Scottsdale Fashion Square but they were located, and he was detained by Scottsdale Police.
After his arrest, Burk reportedly made admissions to police that he had sexual contact with the girl several times a day.
Burk was given a $150,000 cash bond on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor.