Once again, Sheriff Grady Judd is having to make another announcement about rounding up more than 100 people in a human trafficking operation, and once again, another Disney employee is among the fish caught in the net, included in the 160 arrested. Even teachers were busted.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies arrested 160 people in a seven-day operation focused human trafficking in its area.
Deputies said the arrests from “Fall Haul 2” included school teachers, a state corrections officer, and a Disney employee. Twenty-six of those charged were said to be married men, and 15 of the arrests involved people from outside of Florida.
One of these out-of-state arrests included a deputy police chief from Georgia, Jason DiPrima, who allegedly tried to hire an undercover detective pretending to be a prostitute with $180 and a pack of White Claw. During a Friday press conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said DiPrima has since resigned from his position and condemned him for embarrassing the Cartersville Police Department and his family.
“He did a mean, nasty thing to his family,” Judd said.
DiPrima wasn’t the only government employee to be arrested. A corrections officer with Lake Correctional Institution, 24-year-old Keith Nieves of Orlandom was also arrested after trying to have sex with a prostitute who turned out to be an undercover detective, according to the sheriff’s office.
“He’s in the jail as a jail bird like the jail bird he watches,” the sheriff said.
Another suspect, 43-year-old Cameron Burke of Ocoee, was already out on bond after being accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student at Oak Ridge High School in Orange County. He worked at the high school as a computer technician at the time of the alleged crime.
Judd said when deputies took Burke into custody during their sting, he become very emotional and said he was already out on criminal charges.
“Dude, why didn’t you think of that ahead of time?” the sheriff said. “Of course, you only have three brain cells.”
Meanwhile, two currently employed teachers were also caught by deputies trying to engage in sex acts with a prostitute.
The sheriff’s office said Carlos Gonzalez, 36, of Davenport was a Math teacher at New Dimensions High School in Osceola County. According to Judd, Gonzalez said he was just going to give the two prostitutes money and leave without having sex, but he was arrested anyway.
The other teacher was John Layton, 26, of Gotha, who worked as a physical education teacher at West Orange High School in Orange County. The sheriff’s office said he was caught after trying to pay an undercover $40 for a sex act.
Judd said during the arrest, Layton asked how long it would take because he had track practice in the morning.
“No, the students have track practice in the morning; you have jail practice in the morning,” the sheriff said.
And as Judd said, it wouldn’t be an undercover operation without at least one Disney employee being arrested as well.
Disney bellhop Guillermo Perez, 57, of Winter Garden was arrested after trying to have sex with an undercover detective for $80, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office also arrested Samy Claude, 26, of Orlando, who works as a photographer and was often contracted by Disney. Deputies said Claude brought a bag of sour Skittles for the undercover detective.
This seems to be a recurring theme year after year in Florida.
- More Than 100 Disney Employees & Former Judge Busted In Human Trafficking Sting (Video)
- Former Disney Star Bella Thorne: I Was Molested From “6 To 14” – “Everyone Around Me Saw & Did Nothing”
- Actor Stoney Westmoreland from Hit Disney Kid’s Show Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex with a Child
- Disgraced Vice President of Walt Disney Michael Laney Convicted of Child Rape – Gets A Whopping 6 Years
- Florida: 2 Former Disney Employees Arrested for Child Porn
- Another Alleged Child Predator Disney Star Charged For Sex Crimes Against A Child
- Regardless Of Disney Employees Being Exposed for Crimes Against Children, They Say That a Poll Now Suggests Day Care for Theme Parks
- Disney Actress Zara Phythian & Husband Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Two Teenage Girls
- Another Disney Employee Busted In Undercover Child Sex Predator Sting – 12 Arrested
The management preys upon children. The actors and actresses are not only preyed upon, but several are actually child predators themselves.
Why wouldn’t this be the case when these theme parks like this are geared towards children? Doesn’t that attract pedophiles? Of course, I believe that this was the thought behind constructing the Disney theme park in the first place. Don’t believe it?
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