Disney is having a lot of bad luck. This needs to stop!
Boy molested at Typhoon Lagoon
Updated: Friday, 17 Jul 2009, 12:52 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 16 Jul 2009, 10:01 PM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Orange County Sheriff's Office Sex Crimes Detectives have arrested a man accused of molesting a boy at Walt Disney World Resort's Typhoon Lagoon.
David Eugene Thomas, 29, of Mountlake Te, Washington, has been charged with one count of lewd molestation. The victim is a 13 year old boy. Investigators said Thomas molested the boy in a tide pool area of the park, and believe there could be more victims.
“One of the victim's father witnessed what was going on, and the lifeguard on duty also witnessed what was going on,” said Orange County Sgt. Rich Mankewich. “One of the 13-year-old boys disclosed that he was touched underwater by the suspect.”
Investigators said Thomas was visiting Florida, accompanied by a 15-year-old boy who lives with Thomas in Washington. The 15-year-old, who is apparently not related to Thomas told deputies that he has been victimized by Thomas for the past five years.
Detectives said Thomas admitted to the inappropriate contact with one of the boys at the park. He could face additional charges once the investigation is complete.