A Walt Disney World worker was arrested Monday afternoon on charges he tried to meet a supposed minor for sex, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The 22-year-old allegedly communicated online with what he thought was an aunt on Craigslist for three days last week about having sexual relations with her 13-year-old niece, according to reports.
Reports indicate that the “aunt” was an undercover detective working with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children operation.
In one of the communications, the Ocoee man allegedly said that he can “teach” the girl about sexual relations.
When the man arrived at an agreed location to meet the “aunt” and “girl” Monday afternoon, he was arrested. He told police that he only came to the meeting place to report the “aunt,” according to reports.
The man “has been placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the charges,” according to a Disney spokesperson.
Traveling to meet a minor for sex is a very serious charge that is classified as a second-degree felony punishable by a prison term of up to 15 years and fines of up to $10,000. If convicted, you could be looking at a minimum of 21 months behind bars, not to mention mandatory registration as a sex offender.
As soon as you have been arrested for sex offense or as soon as you think you are under investigation, please call our Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529 or contact us online. The sooner we can help with your case, the better your chances for an effective defense. We can begin helping you today.