Disney Workers Among Group Arrested for Possession of Child Porn: Sheriff

June 17, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020

Two Disney workers were among 16 men arrested for possession of child pornography, a Florida sheriff said.

Justin Hazan, 32, and Arlandres Sims, 36, both work at Walt Disney World and live together, they told Polk County Sheriff Department detectives.

Hazan works as an operator on a ride and Sims works as a food runner at the Animal Kingdom Resort.

Both men admitted to downloading and possessing child porn, officials said.

When officers went to the house, they only knew about Sims, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference on Tuesday. They found during the investigation that Hazan was also looking at the porn, he added.

“Arlandres actually said, ‘you’re doing it, too?'” he recounted.

Walt Disney World told The Epoch Times in an email: “Both of these individuals were placed on unpaid leave.”

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Men arrested for possessing child porn, including two Disney workers. (Polk County Sheriff’s Department)

In a statement about the charges, Judd said the videos and photographs contain “horrific images” and include children being forced to perform sex acts.

“Those who upload and share child pornography are victimizing children over and over again. Those arrested in this operation create the demand that sustains a child pornographic exploitation distribution pipeline that traumatizes children across the world. Their behavior is disgusting,” he added.

Fourteen other men were arrested as part of the operation, including Nabor Molina, a 45-year-old illegal immigrant, and Joshua Charles Johnson, a 27-year-old who was recently released from prison for robbery.

No child victims were located during the probe, Judd said told reporters.

“Our ultimate goal is to find these children. Sometimes we do, unfortunately, a lot of times we don’t,” he added.

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