Disney Employee Allegedly Admits to Recording Others in Employee Bathroom
A Disney World employee allegedly admitted to video voyeurism after he was apparently caught pointing a cell phone at another man in an Animal Kingdom employee bathroom, an Orange County Sheriff’s report says.
The incident reportedly happened November 27 inside the men’s restroom at the Animal Kingdom employee cafeteria.
According to a Sheriff’s Office incident report, the Disney employee, told deputies he was standing at a urinal when he saw a cell phone pointed at him from under the neighboring stall. The man said he hit the wall of the stall and asked the person what they were doing, the report says. After he didn’t get a response, the man said he left the restroom and waited outside to confront the person. As the man waited, he called Disney World security and authorities.
About 20 minutes later, a 21-year-old exited the restroom and tried to quickly leave the building, the incident report states. The man chased after him and asked him about the cell phone. At first the man said he didn’t have a cell phone, but then he showed the man the cell phone, which didn’t contain any pictures of the man, the Sheriff’s report continued.
When deputies interviewed the man, he initially said that he was looking at his cell phone but it slipped from his hands, according to the report. The man said he was just picking it up from under the stall when the other man asked him what he was doing.
The man showed deputies his phone, which didn’t have any images of the man, they said.
Deputies confiscated the man’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to conduct a computer forensic analysis.
According to the incident report, the man confessed to video voyeurism.
He has been placed on unpaid leave pending the investigation in the allegations, a Disney spokesperson said in a statement.
Secretly photographing or filming a person in an intimate state, typically for some type of sexual gratification, can result in video voyeurism charges. These charges may apply if you use a device, like a cellphone, to view or capture images of another individual:
- Dressing or undressing
- Exposing parts of their body
- Under or through clothing with the intent of seeing parts of the body or undergarments
In the state of Florida, video voyeurism committed by a person who is 19 years or older is a third-degree felony that carries a potential sentence of five years in jail or probation, plus a maximum fine of $5,000. A conviction for this sex crime will remain on your criminal record permanently, as you cannot have your record sealed or expunged.
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