A Disney World worker was amongst 12 males nabbed by Florida regulation 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 costs following a two-week-long undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Baby Protector II,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced Friday.
Amongst 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 picture to the woman, cops stated.
“What would an operation be — both a pornography investigation or predator operation or human trafficking operation — and not using a Disney worker? We at all times have a Disney worker,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advised WKMG-TV.
Police arrested 12 folks between the ages of 20 and 67 within the operation.Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace
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 reveals.
He’s charged with one depend of use of a two-way communication gadget to commit a felony and one depend of transmitting materials dangerous to a minor and booked within the Orange County jail.