Sixteen people, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando employees, were arrested in a sex sting operation in Central Florida.
Operation Cyber Child III, an undercover operation conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office focused on adults whom authorities said traveled to meet minors to engage in sexual activity. The operation also targeted child pornography.
Deputies said the operation concluded Monday night and included two phases: the first resulting in three arrests for possession of child pornography and the second phase totaling 13 arrests for those accused of wanting to have sex with who they believed were underage girls and boys.
According to deputies, Matthew "Cody" Myers, 23, of Davenport, who works at Universal Studios, was arrested on several charges, including traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child.
Zachary Spencer, 26, of Clermont, and Allen Treaster, 40, of Kissimmee, both of whom work at Disney, were also arrested in the sting.
Others arrested include a 23-year-old Full Sail student and a 20-year-old University of South Florida student.
Among the arrests on child porn charges included a geometry teacher at Haines City High School.
“Some have not gotten the message," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "We are going to continue to conduct these investigations to protect our children from sexual predators and from those who trade and download child pornography.”
More details were expected to be released later Tuesday.
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