A Disney World worker was amongst 12 males nabbed by Florida legislation enforcement for allegedly soliciting kids for intercourse on-line, officers stated.
The suspects, between the ages of 20 and 67, are going through a complete of 49 felony expenses following a two-week-long undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Child Protector II,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
Among these arrested is 30-year-old Zachary Hudson, who was employed as a bus driver at Disney World, cops stated.
Between June 4 and 5, Hudson allegedly exchanged on-line messages with an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old woman.
The detective requested Hudson if he had an issue along with her solely being 15, to which he replied so long as “my being older doesn’t trouble you,” in line with authorities. He later reportedly advised her “age is only a quantity.”
The dialog moved to textual content messaging, the place police say Hudson described the sexual acts he desired to do to her. He additionally despatched a nude photograph to the woman, cops stated.
“What would an operation be — both a pornography investigation or predator operation or human trafficking operation — with no Disney worker? We at all times have a Disney worker,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WKMG-TV.
Police obtained a warrant for Hudson’s arrest and he was taken into custody in Orlando.
He gave the impression to be in his Disney World uniform when he was arrested, a mugshot obtained by the outlet exhibits.
He’s charged with one depend of use of a two-way communication system to commit a felony and one depend of transmitting materials dangerous to a minor and booked within the Orange County jail.