The Walt Disney Company has recently been exposed as a place that likes to shield pedophiles, and the Sheriff of Polk County, Florida, says his office has proof that they harbor child predators.
The remarks were made during an interview with WKMG 6, when sheriff Grady Judd announced the results of Operation Child Predator II.
The operation was conducted alongside Auburndale and Winter Haven police departments and ran for two weeks – with shocking results.
Detectives posed as children on different social media platforms, online dating apps and mobile apps, “to investigate those who prey upon and travel to meet children for unlawful sexual activity.”
“What would an operation be – either a pornography investigation or predator operation or human trafficking operation – without a Disney employee? We always have a Disney employee,” said the sheriff.
During the sting, a bus driver who works for Disney World in Orlando, was one of twelve suspects who were caught attempting to engage with children.
The Disney World bus driver, Zachary Hudson, had online conversations with what he believed was a 15-year-old girl, and allegedly said that “age is just a number” and added that he did not mind the age gap.
Once the conversation moved to texting, Hudson began sending sexually charged messages and sent a nude picture. A warrant was then obtained by detectives for Hudson’s arrest, and he was later charged with transmission of material harmful to a minor and use of a two-way communication device to commit a felony, who are bot third-degree felonies.
“So, if your bus was running late at Disney, [Hudson] was busy taking pictures of himself and talking trash to what he thought was a little girl,” remarked Judd.
According to the sheriff, ten of the twelve suspects were all from Florida, one was from Alabama and the other came from Michigan.
This is not the first time Polk County Sheriff’s Department has been involved in sting operations involving Disney employees. The last sting being in March 2022 and from that investigation, 108 child predators were arrested, four of them worked for Disney.
This was only over the span of six days and was called Operation March Sadness II, and during that operation, a 27-year-old man was arrested after he sent sexually explicit material to an undercover agent who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.
The man worked as a lifeguard at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and another Disney employee, who worked at the Cosmic Restaurant was also implicated. A 45-year-old IT worker was caught, along with a 27-year-old software developer.
“Four arrests of this magnitude in a week is simply remarkable,” said Judd.
Seventeen suspects were also caught during an earlier sting in August 2021, which included three Disney employees among them.
“We obviously can’t show you the pictures and the video clips that they sent to what they thought were little girls and little boys,” commented the Polk County sheriff. “These are nasty, nasty, nasty people. When we go through this, understand that obviously, we can’t even use the words they used.”