BAY LAKE, Fla. — A 50-year-old man was arrested after deputies said he touched two children inappropriately at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Jones after he allegedly touched a child inappropriately inside the Ye Old Christmas Shop.
Deputies said the child told their mother, who reported the incident to guest relations, and deputies were called to search for Jones.
While investigating this incident, Disney security informed deputies of another report of someone touching a child.
Deputies said the victim reported that a man touched them while they were exiting the Stretching Room pre-show in the Haunted Mansion.
Jones was arrested and charged with lewd or lascivious molestation, according to a report.
According to arrest documents, officials have a screenshot in which he allegedly can be seen touching the child inside the Ye Old Christmas Shop
Officials said Jones is also the suspect in the Haunted Mansion incident. He was charged with the crime Friday because jail officials said a Disney investigator proved he was there, by finding him in photos taken during the ride.
Investigators said Jones was seen in two pictures, meaning he rode the Haunted Mansion ride twice that night, and the photo time stamp matches the time stamp from the victim's Fast Pass.
A judge set Jones' bail at $50,000 and ordered him to not return to Disney property or any other place where children congregate.
Disney released a statement regarding the incident:
"We take these kinds of allegations seriously, and when we became aware of the allegations, we engaged law enforcement. He has been trespassed from Walt Disney World."
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