Former FAU student and fraternity member arrested and accused of enticing a minor

But he was already suspended from FAU on a two-year ban for something completely different.


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Gregory Cox and Emily Bloch

A former Florida Atlantic student, and member of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is in jail after showing up to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex in Davie, according to court documents.

Matthew Bondi, 22, a former member of Pi Kappa Alpha was arrested Tuesday evening at a Davie Dunkin donuts and is facing a federal charge of luring or enticing a minor into sexual activity.

Matthew Bondi was arrested Tuesday evening. Photo courtesy of Broward Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Bondi was arrested Tuesday evening. Photo courtesy of Broward Sheriff’s Office.

FBI officers with the help of the Davie Police Department, took the boy’s phone he was texting Bondi from on July 13, and continued an explicit conversation.

They arranged to meet up on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

A black Ford F-150 pulled into a Dunkin Donuts, on State Road 84 in Davie, texting the detective he was there, the documents states.

Davie police officers stopped the truck and took Bondi into custody.

Bondi worked as a Pasco County Sheriff deputy. Since he was there for less than a year, he worked on a probation period.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s office announced their firing of Bondi through a news conference Wednesday morning.

“He’s a criminal. He (has) been terminated,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at the news conference yesterday. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page also commented saying “we hold ourselves accountable for our actions.”

But this isn’t Bondi’s first encounter with the law. In March of 2013, Bondi was ordered a two-year suspension from FAU, the school citing a fight off campus administration deemed to be hazing, according to Broward New Times.

The fight was at Club Oasis in Boca Raton after a conversation between Bondi and a Pi Kappa Alpha pledge turned sour, New Times said.

Bondi wouldn’t return to FAU. “It would be absurd for me to come back to a school that turned its back on me,” he said, according to reports from the New Times.

The UP reached out to Morgan Allen, the president of Pi Kappa Alpha at FAU for comment, but did not receive a response as of publication time.

Bondi remained at the Broward County Jail, without bail. His arraignment is set on August 19, according to court documents.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Patrick Martin contributed to the reporting of this story.

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