Disney Workers Busted for Sex-Trafficking, Attempts to Lure Teen Girl

(John RansomHeadline USA) Authorities in the Orlando area have arrested of 108 people in a sting operation involving human trafficking that nabbed four Disney employees, a former judge and four child sexual predators.

“The arrests of a human trafficker and four child predators alone makes this whole operation worthwhile,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday, according to CBS News. “Where there is prostitution, there is exploitation, disease, dysfunction and broken families.”

One Disney employee, 27-year-old Xavier Jackson from Kissimmee, was directly involved with an alleged attempt to lure a child, reported Fox News. But fortunately, the 14-year-old girl was really an undercover officer.

According to a statement by the sheriff, Jackson sent inappropriate photos of himself to the officer.

“Did I mention that he just happens to be a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort for Disney,” Sheriff Judd said, according to NBC affiliate WESH.

“You think there’s a few children around there? That’s right, I didn’t stutter,” Judd said. “He was a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort. And was bragging about that.”

The Sheriff’s Office used online advertisements that they previously had identified with prostitutes in order to identify traffickers, and people who were seeking out prostitutes, including those looking for children.

The oldest person arrested was 67 and the youngest was 17.

The local NBC station said the sheriff also identified 24-year-old Wilakson Fidele, who works at Disney’s Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Tomorrowland, and 45-year-old Ralph Leese, who is employed by Disney tech department, in addition to Jackson, as employed by the MOUSE.

Disney said that all the employees involved are on unpaid leave, pending the results of the investigation.

A Fox News affiliate in Illinois reported that the judge arrested in the sting is retired from the Chicago area.

“We protected some little girl someplace that was groomed or potentially groomed by these evil, deviant criminals, thugs, that’s all they are,” Judd said. “They’re dangerous people.