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.