Three Disney World staff had been among the many 17 folks arrested in a baby intercourse sting operation in Florida, regulation enforcement officers introduced on Wednesday.
Within the operation, dubbed “Operation Little one Protector,” undercover officers posed as 13- and 14-year-old kids on social media and on-line relationship apps between July 27 and Aug. 1.
The undercovers made contact with every of the suspects earlier than proposing they meet at a location in Polk County, the place they had been busted.
In whole, the arrests led to 49 felony and two misdemeanor costs. These arrested had been aged 26 to 47. All had been from Central Florida aside from one 33-year-old man from California.
“What you see on this board … are deviants. Unbelievable deviants,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd mentioned at a press convention on Tuesday, motioning to pictures of the alleged pervs. “They journey from as far-off as Clewiston, Florida. One even got here from Los Angeles.”
“A lot to their chagrin, as a substitute of assembly with younger kids, they had been met by regulation enforcement officers who had been on-line undercover posing as kids.”
Kenneth Javier Aquino, 26, a lifeguard at Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World, was arrested whereas nonetheless sporting his Disney polo shirt and swimsuit, in keeping with the sheriff’s workplace.
Aquino engaged in a web based dialog on social media with an officer, posing as a 13-year-old lady, authorities mentioned. He then requested the “lady” to ship pictures, and despatched her an express video of himself, police mentioned.
Aquino informed officers he’s a Navy veteran and has a pregnant girlfriend.
Jonathan McGrew, a 34-year-old custodian at Disney World, was nabbed by an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old lady.
McGrew allegedly informed the “lady” that he wished her to return over and have intercourse with him and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Savannah Lawrence, who additionally works as a custodian at vacationer mecca.
McGrew despatched her express movies of him and Lawrence performing sexual acts on one another, authorities mentioned.
A rep for Disney World didn’t instantly return a message.