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Crime 2 Disney employees, former assistant principal among 17 facing charges in child porn sting

21:05  08 november  2019
21:05  08 november  2019 Source:   wesh.com

Child porn sting arrests 17, including two Disney employees

  Child porn sting arrests 17, including two Disney employees "Each one of these arrests has removed a predator from our streets, and the internet," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement.

Two Disney employees and a former middle school principal are among 17 people facing child pornography charges following a monthlong investigation.

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrests Friday during a press conference.

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Brett Kinney, 40, worked in the entertainment sector of Disney.

“Brett has worked for 15 years for Disney, we arrested him two times,” Judd said. The sheriff also added that Kinney told investigators he’d been viewing child porn for 22 years.

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Also arrested was 52-year-old Disney hotel maintenance employee Donald Durr, Jr.

“Here's what Donald told us during his interview: ‘I'm a pervert, not a monster.’ I agree with the first part of your statement, but here's a news flash, you're also a monster, a monster with a capital M,” Judd said of Durr.

The person facing the most charges is former middle school Assistant Principal William Hage. He faces 252 counts of possession of child pornography.

“When we served the search warrant he was engaged in an active chat about how to have sex with children,” Judd said of Hage.

A 19-year-old UCF student was also arrested. Investigators said Dominic Bernardi, 19, of Orlando sent nude images of himself to a 13-year-old girl via Snapchat. He also requested and received nude images of the girl who said that she had felt pressured by Bernardi, investigators said.

Bernardi is charged with using a computer to solicit a child and transmitting material harmful to a minor.

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