Friday, 26 April 2013
Disneyland - Where Nightmares Come True
Posted: 4:50 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013
9 Investigates crackdown on sex offenders inside Disney World
"A six-month-long Eyewitness News investigation has uncovered sweeping background checks at Disney parks in central Florida -- checks targeting registered sex offenders.
Investigative reporter Christopher Heath dug through hundreds of pages of Orange County Sheriff’s Office trespass reports, and they show a consistent pattern of documented sex offenders getting kicked off of Disney properties.
During the last few weeks, Heath spoke to many of the sex offenders trespassed from Disney, including a man named Mike, who is married with two adult children.
Mike, who agreed to talk on the condition that he not be fully identified, said Disney officials clearly told him, “We don’t want you at our park.”
"I didn't realize anything was happening until they wanted to talk to me in private," he said.
Mike's narrative of what happened is the same as those of more than 20 other convicted sex offenders Heath interviewed. All of them were recently trespassed from Disney properties.
Mike and his wife had season passes. They went to retrieve their passes, and she swiped her ID and got her pass. He swiped his and was told a there was a problem."
Are other theme parks denying sex offenders like Disney is?