TPSO seeks man for alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old

Published 5:47 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

UPDATE- Chief Jimmy Travis reports Funez has turned himself in and is now in custody.
On February 12,2022, TPSO Detectives were informed that a 13 year old Juvenile had made sexual abuse allegations against a hispanic male that she was staying with identified as 49-year-old Mario Funez.
Through the course of the investigation, Detectives learned that Funez was conducting indecent behavior with this juvenile along with other crimes including , Sexual Battery, Carnal Knowledge of a juvenile, and Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. TPSO Juvenile Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Funez and are asking the help of the public in locating Mario Funez.
Chief Jimmy Travis asks if you have any information on the whereabouts of Funez to please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line 1.800.554.5245 or visit and click on the P3 Tips or contact Detective Bradberry at 985-747-9696.
Every person accused of any crime is considered innocent until proven guilty.