A woman has accused a Walt Disney World employee of raping her at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort after luring her there with a Friends and Family hotel rate and free theme-park passes, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The man charged with sexual battery is a Disney reservations clerk, now on unpaid leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the man booked rooms for other visitors with his employee discount and provided them with free admission to Disney parks with his employee pass, to determine if there might be other victims.
The woman first spoke to the accused when she called Walt Disney World reservations to inquire about hotel reservations and theme-park tickets. During the conversation, she mentioned that she was unemployed and wanted to spend her income-tax refund check on a vacation for her children. The man began sending her text messages and offered to book her a room under his Friends and family discount, saying that he was raised by a single mother and understood what it was like to want things, reports the Sentinel.
Records state the woman “made a point to tell [the man] that she was not willing to trade sexual favors for what he was doing.”
The man met the woman at her hotel, took her and her children on a free tour of the Magic Kingdom, and then returned to the hotel with them. Reports state that he did not respond to “her hints for him to go.” She eventually fell asleep and awoke when she felt him sexually assaulting her.
When he finally left the room, he took $40, her debit card and the key to the hotel room.