Friday, March 12, 2010

Disney Supervisor Arrested For Downloading Child Porn

A Walt Disney World employee has been locked up after being accused of possessing child pornography.

Investigators charged Patrick McKenzie, 62, with eight counts of possession of materials depicting the sexual performance of a child.

The arrest came after agents served a search warrant at McKenzie’s home, on Lakeshore Boulevard, after receiving a tip that he downloaded the videos on the Internet.

McKenzie was placed on leave from his job as a Disney engineer supervisor.

He was locked up in the Osceola County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Disney worker accused of distributing child porn

Rodney Dillon, a security officer who checked bags at Disney's Hollywood Studios, was arrested this morning after an investigation by a statewide Internet pornography task force.

Dillon, 65, is charged with 55 counts of possession of child pornography, including "large quantities of images and videos of child pornography," according to FDLE.

He also faces one charge of promoting a sexual performance by a child.

The names of video files found Dillon's computer include Mafiasex, Underage Lolita and a reference to the rape of an infant, according to the arrest affidavit.

Authorities estimated that "that each of the children in the images and videos charged in this case were less than 12 years of age," wrote FDLE Special Agent Michael Stephenson of the agency's Computer Crime Center.

When investigators searched Dillon's residence off W. Irlo Bronson Highway last week, they also found "numerous 'fantasy' stories regarding the sexual abuse of children," records state.

It could not be learned Thursday how long Dillon had worked for Walt Disney World as a security officer.

A police officer in Largo, a city on Florida's west coast, first identified Dillon last month as a suspected child pornographer when the detective alerted the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The unidentified detective traced pornographic images of children being offered online to Dillon's computer, according to FDLE.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Walt Disney World Employee Collects Child Pornography

CLERMONT – Detectives from the Lake County Sheriff's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested a Clermont man on 200 counts of possessing child pornography.

James Treanor, 32, a food-service worker at Walt Disney World, explained his interest in child pornography as a "fantasy" and a remedy for boredom, according to an arrest report filed by Sgt. Chris Loyko.

Detectives learned of Treanor while investigating a larger child-porn, file-sharing network.

Loyko said investigators have found more than 5,000 digital images of child "clearly under the age of 12" unclothed, engaged in sexual acts or in sexual poses. Some of the images depict sexual abuse of infants.

The detective said the digital images and more than 75 movies were found on a laptop computer belonging to Treanor and on a pair of large storage but portable "thumb" drives seized from him on Christmas Eve.

Treanor told deputies he recently deleted other images from his computer because he was expecting a friend to stay with him over Christmas and he knew the images were illegal. Bond was set at $10,000 per felony count.

He has been in the Lake County Jail since his arrest.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Disney worker arrested for child porn

Lake County Deputies booked Timothy Lillo, 34, of Mascotte into jail on 25 counts of possession of child pornography.

He was booked into the lake County jail on Tuesday and held on $250,000 bond.

It's not known where Lillo worked at Disney World . A company official said Lillo is a maintenance worker and on unpaid leave while the investigation continues.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Man Charged With Molesting Boy, 13, in Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man has been arrested on a sex-related charge at an Orlando water park, the fifth such incident in the area in a month.

David Eugene Thomas was being held without bond Friday at the Orange County Jail after he was charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy at Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon.

The other incidents occurred at Typhoon Lagoon, Sea World's Aquatica park and Universal's Wet 'n Wild park.

A Disney spokeswoman says the theme park resort is focused on identifying inappropriate behavior at the water parks and reporting them to law enforcement.

Friday, May 29, 2009

20 arrested, 12,000 images found in child pornography round-up

CLERMONT -- An assistant manager at the Clermont Walmart store was the 20th person arrested in a wide-sweeping child pornography round-up by Lake County Sheriff's Office's Cyber Crimes Unit.

Jonathan Williamson was arrested at the store late Thursday and charged with 100 counts of possession of child porn.

His arrest was just the latest in a five-month investigation that yielded 20 arrests and 10 more arrest warrants, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. James Vachon said the Cyber Crimes detectives worked with the Internet Crimes Against Children task forces in several states, including Wisconsin, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, California and Georgia to make the arrests. All the charges stemmed from Lake County, although agencies from other counties were involved, Vachon said.

Detectives went online in an undercover capacity and communicated with numerous individuals.

Arrests were made in Leesburg, Lady Lake, Eustis, Mount Dora, Clermont and Mascotte. Those arrested included students, a Walt Disney World employee and a business owner. Most were rounded-up at home, but a few were arrested at work, including one man at Silver Springs Citrus, said Vachon in an e-mail.

Vachon said as a result of the investigation, 23 search warrants were obtained and more than 12,000 images of child pornography were seized from computers. In one case, more than 9,000 images were found on a computer. There were an additional 10 arrest warrants for out-of-state individuals.

The suspects were taken to the Lake County jail and were being held on various bails.

Arrested were:

-- Xavier David Eccleston, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Jason Hussey, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Travis Seaman, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Timothy Williams, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Nolon Scott Henderson, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Nicholas Whitton, Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.

-- James Tatarczuk, Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor by Electronic Equipment.

-- Michael Zettelmaier, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Richard Parascandola, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- James Martnick II, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Carl Westberg, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Adrijk Duran, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Gary Shank, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Kenneth Gravel, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- David Bowman, Distribution of Child Pornography.

-- James Matthews Jr., Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor by Electronic Equipment.

-- David Hardy, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Norberto Mendez, Possession of Child Pornography.

-- Larry Van Bates, Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor by Electronic Equipment.

Tatarczuk, Westberg, Matthews and Van Bates were out-of-state arrests.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Disney employee arrested on counts of child porn

CLERMONT -- Lake County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walt Disney World employee on charges of possessing child pornography after searching his computer Monday afternoon following an online undercover investigation.

Adrijk Jose Duran, 20, of Clermont admitted to downloading files of child pornography and stated he became curious when he began viewing the images last year.

Duran, who was listed as an employee for Crystal Magic at Walt Disney World as a crystal engraver, saved the downloaded images into a file labeled "data" on his laptop, according to authorities.

Sheriff's detectives working as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force obtained a search warrant after interviewing him online. Detectives found numerous images depicting children as young as 3 years engaged in sex acts with other children and adults.

When questioned by detectives, Duran admitted to using search terms such as "lolita" and "child porn."

Duran faces 10 counts of possession of child.

Following his arrest, Duran was transported to the sheriff's substation in the South Lake area and then to the Lake County Jail. At press time, he remains in jail on $100,000 bond.