Disney is one of the most-loved companies in the world. Most parents don't think twice about buying a Disney toy or showing a Disney movie to their kids. But that trust in all things Disney took a dark turn when it led to the alleged kidnapping of a young girl and her harrowing cross-country journey at the hands of an online predator.
Timothy Wind, a 53-year-old man from Colorado, was arrested last week for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting the 14-year-old Connecticut girl he met online over two years ago.
The victim, Jillian Burgos, had last been seen by her father playing in their backyard in Connecticut. She was reported missing on August 25, 2014, and remained missing for over two weeks until investigators found her in Colorado in Wind's apartment.
The two had met online in 2012 at a Disney website called "Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow," which was a site for young teens to meet and talk about their favorite Disney fairies. The site shut down in September, 2013, but the pair continued to message through text and messaging apps until Burgos's disappearance in August, 2014.
Wind planned for a year to abduct her before driving from his apartment in Colorado to her residence in Connecticut. Wind then drove them on a "honeymoon-like trip" across the country almost 2,000 miles back to his apartment in Colorado.
Wind supposedly stopped on their cross-country trip to show Burgos where his parents fell in love.