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.