Disney said the employee, Mark Noethen, was placed on unpaid leave, pending the outcome of the charges.
The day-long operation, called "Operation Cyber Child," spanned from June 1 through June 10 and included undercover detectives from multiple agencies. During the operation, undercover detectives posted fake and profiles on various websites, such as Craigslist, posing as children or as custodians of children. Numerous men responded to the and then proceeded to chat online,text, and talk on the phone with the undercover detectives who posed as children, according to authorities.
Detectives said the suspects solicited for sex acts, sent pornographic pictures and live webcam images of themselves and asked for nude photos of the children to be sent to them. Detectives said they arrested year-old Matthew Chillcott, who is a fifth-grade teacher at Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Orlando, and who has been chatting online with an undercover detective, posing as a year-old girl since January Detectives said Noethen had a handgun tucked in his pants when he showed up at the house set up for the operation, thinking he was about to meet two under-aged sisters.
Sexual monsters," Judd said. During the operation, detectives said he continued to chat with the detective and agreed to travel to the undercover location to have sex.
Detectives said he is also a youth soccer coach. Judd said no matter how much publicity they give arrests like such as Monday's, accused pedophiles keep coming to the door to meet what they believe will be children.
Detectives also arrested year-old Wilson Silva of Brooksville, who has been a registered sex offender since Silva responded to a fake ad posted on Craigslist by an undercover detective, posing as the stepmother of a year-old girl. He offered to come to the undercover location to teach the girl how to "have fun with sex," according to officers. The men were arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, along with other crimes.
Neighbors said Chillcott moved a year ago from his last known address. Chillcott's neighbors said they were shocked to hear he was included in the sweep.
Judd told WFTV he asked a suspect why he didn't know better. I've seen them on TV. But my desire to have sex with kids overrode all my common sense.
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