Orlando man given 15-year sentence for touching teens at Disney World

James Anthony Jones, 53, also designated a sex offender, records show

James Anthony Jones, 53, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison with credit for 867 days March 1, 2022. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orlando man who was arrested in October 2019 for inappropriately touching multiple underage girls at Walt Disney World theme parks was sentenced March 1 to 15-years in prison, court records show.

James Anthony Jones, 53, was also designated a sex offender, records show.

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Jones was picked out of a crowd by Disney cast members, trespassed and arrested after touching a child in a store and another during a ride’s preshow earlier the same day.

A mother later came forward to Orange County deputies saying Jones touched her 13-year-old daughter three separate times the month prior in the queue of a ride at another Disney theme park.

A credit for 867 days will apply to Jones’ sentence, records show.

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