Report: At Least 35 Disney World Workers Arrested Since 2006 on Child Sex Charges
A new report says an alarming number of Disney World employees have been arrested in recent years for alleged child sex offences.
Thanks to tactics similar to ones used on TVs To Catch a Predator, law enforcement officials have snared at least 35 employees at the family destination since 2006. One worker was accused of watching child porn while on the job, according to The Daily Mail citing a CNN investigation.
The latest round of arrests last week netted another 13 suspects, including four who at some point worked at the sprawling Magic Kingdom.
Disney has insisted the theme park is so large, with around 70,000 employees, that those arrested represent only 0.01 per cent of people it has employed since 2006.
One law enforcement official wants Disney to take action on the matter by starting a mandatory polygraph tests before new hires join the company.
The report also included similar allegations at other destinations attractive to young children, but the numbers attached to Disney World were more than other sites combined.
The CNN investigation found far more child sex arrests at Disney than at Universal Studios, which had five, or SeaWorld, which had two.
One of those from Universal caught in the latest sting was 23-year-old Matthew Cody Myers - who told detectives he had previously worked in food service at Disney, and at Sea World....
'He admitted to detectives that he solicited the conversation about sex and came to the residence with the mindset to have unprotected sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.