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Does Disney Have a Sex Abuse Problem?

Does Disney Have a Sex Abuse Problem?

Child sex abuse is a major national problem.  We know how it’s impacted the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts.  What about Disney?  Well, in 2014, CNN published an investigative report that was shocking.

35 Disney employees have been arrested since 2006 and accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography, according to a six-month CNN investigation that examined police and court records, and interviewed law enforcement officials and some of the men who have been arrested.
Robert Kingsolver is one of at least 35 Disney employees arrested since 2006 on charges of sex crimes involving children.  Five Universal Studios employees and two employees from SeaWorld have also been arrested.
Other Disney employees caught up in the police stings and child porn cases include security guards, a costumer, a VIP tour guide in training, a gift shop employee and maintenance workers, according to police and court records.
Last month, an Disney executive was arrested and charged with three felony counts of child sex abuse. Jon Heely, a music publishing director at Disney since 1981, was arraigned on the charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child on Dec. 7. Heely was arrested Nov. 16 by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

Heely is accused of sexually abusing two girls about a decade ago, one when she was 15 and another when she was 11 until she was 15.

In addition to serving as the publishing director, he also produced a series of Disney concerts around the world, such as “Fantasia Live in Concert,” that feature orchestral performances and film clips. Law enforcement authorities fear he may have abused others since he had access to minors.

Does Disney have a sex abuse problem?  Time will tell but this doesn’t look good. At this point with the arrest of the Disney executive we don’t know what Disney knew and when they knew it.  Is Disney doing all they can to protect our children?

 

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