Disney Employees Among Those Arrested in Sex Sting Operation in Florida

New information from the March 2022 six day human trafficking sex sting operation in Polk County, Florida, reveals more Disney World employees were among those arrested.

Since 2005, more than 40 Disney employees have been arrested in Florida on child sex offenses.

From 1984 to 2020, the Disney company had only two CEOs: Michael Eisner from 1984 to 2005 and Bob Iger from 2005 to 2020. Since Bob Chapek took over two years ago, Disney is suffering with the current board of directors decisions to promote wokeism.

🔹Entertainment Chief Peter Rice was terminated this week.

🔹Disney continues to face a staff and employee revolt. Some insiders indicate Chapel may be leaving soon, especially since their big meeting of over 300 executives in March was “postponed.”

🔹The chairperson of the board, Susan Arnold, who is openly gay, has been especially active against Chapel’s waffling stance about challenging the state of Florida anti-woke actions.

In the meantime:

The Sheriff’s Office website posted the following press release concerning the arrests:

108 people were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit during a six-day undercover human trafficking operation, “Operation March Sadness 2,”  which began on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. PCSO was assisted in the effort by police departments from Winter Haven, Haines City, Lake Wales, and Auburndale, as well as the Office of the State Attorney 10th Judicial Court, members from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and anti-human trafficking organizations: One More Child, Heartland for Children, and Selah Freedom of Sarasota. 

Detectives identified prostitutes who posted online advertisements as well as the “johns” who were seeking out the prostitutes via online communications, with the intent to identify and free any victims who were being forced into prostitution (human trafficking), or anyone participating in the trafficking of victims. Detectives also identified and investigated adults who engaged in on-line sexually charged communications with those they believed were children—four men were arrested for preying on children online.

“The arrests of a human trafficker and four child predators alone makes this whole operation worthwhile. The on-line prostitution industry enables traffickers and victimizes those who are being trafficked. Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and find and arrest those who are profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Johns fuel the trafficking and victimization. Where there is prostitution, there is exploitation, disease, dysfunction, and broken families.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff.

Undercover detectives communicated online with the suspects and arranged for a meetup at a location where they were arrested after their arrival. 

Members of the anti-trafficking organizations were on hand to speak with the prostitutes to help determine if they were human trafficking victims—they were offered services and counselling. 

🔹The oldest person arrested was 67-year old Derek Collins who showed up to the residence drinking Ensure, the youngest was a 17-year old male. Both were arrested for soliciting for a prostitute.

Among the 108 arrests made, there were several which stood out.

🔹Human Trafficking Suspect:
32-year old Tiffany Nash of Orlando was arrested for trafficking another woman in prostitution. The woman, an adult female, arrived at the residence as a prostitute, but an investigation revealed that Nash repeatedly threatened violence against the victim if she didn’t prostitute herself.

Nash would take all money derived from the victim’s prostitution. When Nash arrived at the location to check on the victim, she was taken into custody and charged with: Human Trafficking (F1), Deriving Proceeds from Prostitution (F2), Possession of Cocaine (F3), Possession of Methamphetamine (F3), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1).

Nash’s victim was provided the assistance of one of the anti-trafficking organizations.

CHILD PREDATORS


🔹39-year old Timothy Finley of Mulberry began communicating online with an undercover detective, thinking he was chatting with a 13-year old female.

Finley traveled to the residence with the intent for sexual conduct with her. He was arrested and charged with: Travel to Meet a Minor/Using Computer to Lure (F2), Attempted Lewd Battery (F3), Transmit Material Harmful to Minor (F3), Possession of Methamphetamine (F3), Resisting (M1), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1).

🔹41-year old Shannon Johnson of Orlando believed he was chatting online with a 13-year old female, sent a nude photo, and then travelled to the residence with the intent for sexual conduct with her.

He was arrested and charged with: Travel to Meet a Minor/Using Computer to Lure (F2), Attempted Lewd Battery (F3), and Transmit Material Harmful to Minor (F3).

🔹36-year old Jody Rose of Gainesville communicated online and via text with an undercover detective posing as a 13-year old girl. Rose sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of what he wanted to do.

A warrant was obtained on Rose for Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor (10-counts, F3) and Unlawful Use of 2-Way Communication Device (F3), and he was arrested in Alachua County.

🔹27-year old Xavier Jackson of Kissimmee, who worked as a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort for Walt Disney, communicated online and via text with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year old girl. During the communication, Jackson sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of what he wanted to do.

A warrant was obtained for Jackson for Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor (3-counts, F3) and Unlawful Use of 2-Way Communication Device (F3). 

OTHER NOTABLES


🔹49-year old Seth Phillips of Bradenton arrived with a woman, 34-year old Christina Garite, with the intent of both committing prostitution with two undercover detectives.

When a detective tried to cancel the meet-up due to a scheduling conflict, Phillips became angry, and made demands that the undercover detectives would have to give him money for the appointment and for the drugs he was going to sell them. Phillips showed up at the residence, and when detectives opened the door, he pointed a gun at them.

Phillips was arrested and charged with: Attempted Armed Robbery with Firearm (F2), Extortion/Threats (F2), Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell (F2), Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon (4-counts, F3), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1), Offering to Commit Prostitution (M2). 

🔹42-year old James Compton of Kissimmee told detectives that he is married with eight children, and had left one of his children at a soccer game taking place nearby in order to meet with a prostitute. He was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute. Compton was charged with Soliciting a Prostitute (M1).

🔹66-year old Daniel Peters of Palos Hills, Illinois told detectives that he is a retired judge (Cook County 4th Sub Circuit) and a Special Assistant for Legal Affairs at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. He was charged with Soliciting a Prostitute (M1).

MORE DISNEY CAST MEMBERS

Also arrested, were three other Disney employees for soliciting sex services fron a prostitute, were:

🔹 Wilkason Fidele, 24, who worked at the Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland for four years.

🔹Shubham Malave, 27, who is on a visa citizenship from India and worked as a software developer for Disney

🔹Ralph Leese, 45, who spent nearly four years working in IT for Disney.

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

Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice indicated in March their organization will be promoting a boycott on Disney for woke and sexual stances.

“Parents are not going to put up with this nonsense. We are watching woke corporations chip away at our parental rights. So we’re not just going to stand out on the street with our ‘Boycott Disney’ signs. We’re going to do what we need to do as parents across the country and make sure we spend our money with companies that align with our values, and sexualizing children is not a value we hold. We do not believe that is an appropriate thing for any adult to be doing.”

“I think Disney has severely underestimated Florida parents because they live in a California bubble, not in reality,” Justice insisted. “But it’s not surprising to me that a company that plays make-believe for a living would be out of touch with the average American parent.”

In July 2021, other Disney employees were arrested on similar charges:

Kenneth Javier Aquino, 26, a lifeguard at Animal Kingdom Lodge, charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex, Attempted Lewd Battery and Transmission of Material Harmful to Minor.

🔹Jonathan McGrew, 34, of Kissimmee, engaged in an online conversation with an undercover detective who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. He told the “girl” that he wanted her to come to his apartment and have sex with him and his girlfriend, Savannah Lawrence. He sent videos of him and his girlfriend performing sex acts on each other. Upon their arrests, McGrew and Lawrence told deputies that they are custodians at Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios.

McGrew and Lawrence

McGrew was charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex, Transmission of Material Harmful to Minor, Attempted Lewd Battery.

🔹McGrew’s 29-year-old girlfriend, Savannah Lawrence was charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex and Attempted Lewd Battery.

In 2019, these Disney employees were arrested for similar offenses:

🔹Brett Kinney, 40, worked in Disney’s entertainment department the last 15 years and was most recently a manager.

🔹Donald Durr, 52, worked 20 years as a maintenance worker at various Disney property hotels. He reportedly told investigators that he “was a pervert, but not a monster.”.

Between 2005 and 2016 at least 35 employees of Disney World were arrested on child sex offenses according to county records.

Michael Laney

In July 2018, Disney Studios severed their ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn when he took responsibility for offensive tweets that joked about topics including rape and pedophilia.

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5 thoughts on “Disney Employees Among Those Arrested in Sex Sting Operation in Florida

  1. Hunter Biden, though, is apparently permitted to exploit children for sex, as the FBI refuses to look into it, to the point of refusing to take Hunter Biden’s Laptop when the FBI Confiscated everything else from Rudy Giuliani. The country is becoming a freak show, due in part to the failure of Law Enforcement to apply the same standards to Rich and Influential People for these crimes, concentrating on the dregs of society instead. Though I do not support these criminals busted by the police, it’s either bad or it’s not bad. If it’s bad (it is), Hunter Biden and others need investigated, and prosecuted. Police can demonstrate zero tolerance for this stuff by arresting the rich and poor alike.

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  2. Grady Judd is one badass sheriff! I saw a video of him at a presser announcing “Operation March Sadness” and all the people he arrested for human trafficking just a few days ago and I was like, “Way to go!” I’ve also been seeing podcasts and reading articles which address the issue that pedophiles now want to be called “MAPS” (Minor-Attracted Persons) and it disgusts me! 🤢🤮 They’re PEDOS! And that’s what I intend call them. And I’m glad DeSantis removed their tax-exempt status! I truly believe that the Left, our crooked government, and certain corporations are deliberately trying to normalize this crap! I even hear that Governor Hair Gel (Gavin Newsom) just passed a bill on his state that police are not allowed to arrest people for rape. I don’t know if this is true or not and I hope I’m wrong. But that’s what I heard on a podcast somewhere. Just can’t remember the name of the podcast or the Podcaster. Thank you so much for keeping us informed, Texas Jack! 😊

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