I was told about a story that ran last night and searched it today; http://www.local10.com/news/10971361/detail.html
Anyone have any more info?
That is a shame. Strong work for his room mates, who did the right thing, that could not have been easy.
Also, this is a great reminder for parents to NEVER get lax about your child's safety. If something doesn't feel right, trust your instinct.
Local 10.com Disney Character Charged With Child Porn Sheriff's Deputies Say Beast, Goofy Actor Had Porn In His Room ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Walt Disney World employee who plays characters like the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast" and Goofy was arrested Thursday on 51 counts of child pornography.
According to the arrest affidavit, Matthew Wendland's roommates found the pornographic images in his room at the Camden World Gateway apartments near the theme park and called police.
Orange County sheriff's deputies approached Wendland, 20, while he was at work Full Story
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I hope they approached him backstage and not in front of a bunch of kids...
Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum I hope they approached him backstage and not in front of a bunch of kids...
You can guarentee that that did. Since he is not wanted for violent crimes, they don't have the urgent need to snatch him up, once they know where he is.
More than likely, they contacted him while he was on break, or they had his leads pull him off-stage.
What's crazy is that he didn't have a criminal record, and his room was locked (according to the story). So, it was pure chance that the roommates stumbled upon this.
Ugh...yeah that's all I got. *sighs*
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If the room was locked, how'd the roommate know?
The door knob was goofy, and easy to open.
his room mates may have gone in to use his computer, and saw the images.
OMG... Just sickening..
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hopefully they caught him early in this sickness, so he was at the stage of looking at images, rather than physical contact with kids.
This is definatly another blow for Disney World in regards to their characters.
I think his roomates did a good thing.
That's so creepy. I'm glad that the roommates turned him in.
Sadly, this is probably another one of those positions that the kiddie lovers are drawn to: priests/preachers, scout leaders, teachers, clowns and amusement park characters.
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