“So far, a total of 32 have been convicted, with the remaining cases pending,” is not a comment you want to hear when it comes to an entertainment company. But the fact remains that dozens of Disney employees have been arrested for child sex crimes in the past and this is alarming.
Disney’s lengthy history of hiring individuals jailed for a multitude of child sex offences has fallen into criticism via the company’s resistance to Florida’s inaccurately labeled “Don’t Say Gay” policy, which tries to safeguard children from exposure to damaging gender ideology and activism.
Disney officials first remained neutral on the measure, which prohibits instructors from promoting alternative gender identities and LGBTQ activism to pupils in kindergarten through third grade, before being persuaded by their left-wing employees to condemn it.
“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” claimed the company in a public statement.
“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that,” in a gesture presumably geared at calming its disgruntled staff, Disney added.
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Workers at Disney, on the other hand, have been convicted for a range of sex crimes against children, such as attempting to have sex with kids and possessing child pornography.
In a 2014 CNN article, the company’s pedophilia issue was exposed, with at least 35 Disney World personnel jailed in the eight years since 2006 for alleged child sex crimes.
“So far, a total of 32 have been convicted, with the remaining cases pending,” explained CNN at the time of publication.
The following is a list with some of the most vile pedophiles and child sex offenders who all worked for Disney, with the majority of their roles providing them unparalleled proximity to children.
Disney Cruise Line Server: Molestation Of A Minor.
In an elevator aboard the Disney Dream cruise, Milton Braganza, a 33-year-old dining room server from Goa, India, allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl’s chest and forcefully kissed her.
Dawn Taplin, a former Disney Cruise Line security officer and 17-year police veteran, revealed the disturbing video from the incident.
“It’s not the first time I’ve cried on cases. But she’s literally trying to get away from him. You see her kicking her legs, trying to pull away from him.”
Taplin volunteered to contact state and federal law authorities after informing the ship’s second-in-command about the abuse.
“I was ordered not to make any phone calls, do anything at all. Nothing. Period,” said Taplin believing that if she defied the order, she would’ve been fired. “Just keep your mouth shut,” she claims she was told.
Braganza was interrogated by Bahamian officials after the ship departed with him on board, and he stated “I touched her on her right breast with my left hand,” according to a police report. The girl’s grandmother informed police that she did not want the case to be looked any further.
Despite the confession, Braganza was fired, and Disney covered the cost of his return flight to India.
Disney Resort Manager: Child Pornography.
Cedric Cuthbert, a night shift custodial manager at Disney’s Port Orleans resort, was composing a sermon for his church when he accessed child porn into his work computer. Cuthbert was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading no contest to the charges.
Disney World Gift Shop Clerk: Child Pornography.
According to the police report, Paul Fazio, a gift shop employee at Animal Kingdom Lodge, was convicted of downloading recordings showing “multiple scenes of nude prepubescent children engaging in sexual activity with adults and other children.”
Disney World Security Officer: Child Pornography.
William Marrero-Maldonado, a Disney security guard, was arrested in April after an inquiry by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office revealed that he had been collecting child porn videos. The charges against him were judged to be true.
Disney World Lifeguard: ‘Sexting’ With A Minor.
Xavier Jackson, 27, worked for Walt Disney as a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort. According to authorities, he transmitted indecent images of himself and messages to an undercover officer who purported to be a 14-year-old girl.
Three counts of distributing harmful material to a juvenile and one count of unauthorized communication were filed against him.
Disney World Employee: Sex With A Minor.
Patrick Holgerson, 32, was arrested as part of a child sex sting operation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Cyber Crime Unit, which resulted in 22 arrests.
Attempts to have sex with underage children were discovered.
Disney World Employee: Sex With A Minor.
During a child sex sting operation conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Cyber Crime Unit, Joel Torres, 32, was one of 22 people arrested.
Torres carried condoms to a house where he thought he was going to meet a 14-year-old. He was charged with attempting lewd and lascivious battery, traveling to see a kid, and soliciting a youngster for sexual conduct.
Disney World Service Manager: Sex With A Minor.
During a child sex sting operation conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Cyber Crime Unit, Robert Kingsolver, 49, was one of 22 people arrested.
Kingsolver, a service manager at the Magic Kingdom who handled ride maintenance, was convicted guilty of trying to have intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.
However, he was greeted by detectives when he arrived at the house.
Disney World Ride Operator: Possessing Child Porn.
“During an initial preview of his computer equipment, detectives located files depicting child pornography with victims as young as 4-5 years old. They seized the equipment for further analysis,” detectives said in a news release.
Hazan was accused with 15 counts of child pornography possession.
Disney World Food Runner: Possessing Child Porn.
Arlandres Sims, 36, worked as a food runner at the Animal Kingdom Resort and shared a room with another Disney World employee. He confessed to downloading and possessing child pornography and faces 25 counts of child pornography possession.
Disney Cruise Line Cabin Steward: Molestation of A Minor.
Ahmed Sofyan was arrested in April 2014 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old cruise passenger while the ship was docked in Port Canaveral, Florida. He was given a five-year jail sentence.