108 people have been arrested in a human trafficking sting operation in Central Florida, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced Wednesday.
“The arrest of one human trafficker and four child poachers alone makes this whole operation a success,” Sheriff Judd said in a press release on Wednesday. “Where there is prostitution, there is exploitation, disease, unemployment and broken families.”
Among those arrested in Sting were four Disney employees and a retired judge.
108 arrested in Central Florida “Operation March Sadness to” human trafficking sting
Includes 4 Disney employees
Javier Jackson, 27, a lifeguard at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, thought he was having sex with a 14-year-old girl. pic.twitter.com/9EyY4Qo5Sk
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CBS News reports:
Authorities in Florida have arrested 108 people, including alleged child sex traffickers and prostitutes, in a six-day covert human trafficking operation. The detainees included four Disney employees and a retired judge, police said.
During their operation, which they called “Operation March Sadness 2”, detectives found prostitutes who posted online advertisements through various websites and social media platforms to identify those who were looking for them. They also identified adults who they thought were inappropriately communicating with children.
Secret detectives then contacted the suspects online before meeting with them at a location and arresting them. Members of the anti-trafficking organization also responded, talking to prostitutes and providing them with services and advice, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities have identified four Disney employees among those arrested. Javier Jackson, 27, worked as a lifeguard at Walt Disney’s Polynesian resort. Judd said Jackson sent inappropriate pictures of himself and messages to a secret detective who pretended to be a 14-year-old girl. He was charged with three counts of sending harmful material to a minor and one count of illegal contact.
The other three, who allegedly tried to seduce a prostitute, were identified by Jude: Wilkason Fidel, 24, who worked for four years at the Cosmic Restaurant in Tomorrowland, Walt Disney World; Shubham Malave, 26, who came from India with visa citizenship and worked as a Disney software developer; And Ralph Leese, 45, who has worked at Disney IT for almost four years.
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