Disney attracted child sex predators. Surprise, surprise.
Seventeen people from across central Florida have been charged “Operation Child Protector,” a six-day undercover investigation into child predators held by multiple agencies.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 16 suspects are from around Clewiston, Davenport,
Kissimmee, Orlando, Polk City, and Zephyrhills. One was a visitor to the area from Los Angeles.
Sheriff Grady Judd said all of them intended to engage in sexual activity with what they believed were children, but instead, they encountered undercover officers who were posing as children online.
“These are nasty, nasty, nasty people, and when we go through this, understand that obviously, we can’t even use the words they used,” Judd said. “We obviously can’t show you the pictures and the video clips that they sent to what they thought were 13-year-old little girls and little boys.
Among these suspects were several employees at Disney World.
One couple, Savannah and Jonathan McGrew, wanted to engage into engage in a threesome with a 13-year-old girl and roleplay as step parents and stepdaughter or in a shoplifting situation. Both suspects worked as custodians as Walt Disney Hollywood Studios.
“Are you kidding me? That’s how you’re talking to 13-year-old children,” Judd said.
Another suspect, Kenneth Javier Aquino, was a lifeguard at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge who Judd said left his pregnant girlfriend to have sex with someone he thought was a child. Judd said he was dressed in his work clothes when he came to the undercover location.
“He’s a Navy veteran,” the sheriff said. “That’s right. He was working toward a dive team or a SEAL team or some kind of special ops job. They did a background check on him and found he had friends or affiliates that were gang members, and they tossed him.”
Judd said one suspect was HIV-positive that intended to have unprotected sex with a girl, although he didn’t identify which one.
“Fortunately, our detectives were there instead of the 13-year-old child, but guess what? Had it been a curious little girl as opposed to our very experienced detectives, she would have been directly exposed to HIV, he said.