Two former Disney employees arrested in child pornography sting

Two former Disney employees arrested in child pornography sting
Donald Durr, Jr. (left) and Brett Kinney (right) are two former Disney employees who were arrested and charged in an undercover child pornography sting in Polk County, Fla. (Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office via CNN)

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (Gray News) - Two former Disney employees were arrested during an undercover child pornography sting.

According to detectives, Donald Durr Jr. 52, described himself as “a pervert, but not a monster.”

Investigators said they found a tablet with three images of child pornography and a DVD created by Durr nine years ago which contained images of a girl exposing herself.

Durr told detectives that he was a custodial worker for Walt Disney World Resorts.

According to the report, Brett Kinney, 40, told detectives that he had an addiction to child pornography and has been viewing it for 22 years. Investigators say he searched for images of boys from toddlers to 10 years old.

Judd said Kinney has been arrested twice. The first time he bonded out and the second time, Sheriff Grady Judd says, they found additional evidence and put him back in custody.

Kinney said he was a guest experience manager at Disney World who had been employed by the company for 15 years.

In total, 17 people were arrested as part of this sting. They ranged in ages from 19 years old to 77 years old.

Sheriff Grady Judd is briefing the media about two recently concluded special investigative operations. "Operation Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul" was a month-long special investigation by the PCSO Computer Crimes Unit which focused on identifying members of the community who possessed and shared child pornography. In all, 17 men were arrested. Some of the men had contacted children or were soliciting sexually explicit photos of children. Among those who were arrested were husbands, fathers, a former middle school assistant principle, two theme park employees, a mechanical engineer, a landscaper, laborers, a truck driver, a registered nurse, and several who were unemployed. To read the full news release for Operation Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul, click here: https://bit.ly/2PYuDaL The other special investigation, Operation Trick-Or-Treat / Sex Offenders Failure to Register, took place in the month of October. This operation was carried out by the PCSO Special Victims Response Team (SVRT) and aimed to ensure that convicted sex offenders and sexual predators were compliant with Florida's sex offender registration laws in advance of Halloween. 14 men who were previously convicted of preying on children were arrested during this operation. To read the full news release for Operation Trick-or-Treat/Sex Offenders Failure to Register, click here: https://bit.ly/2CoGA1r

Posted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Friday, November 8, 2019

"I can tell you the internet has made it much easier for sexual predators to prey on children because now they can go into virtual game sites, social media sites and pretend to be people that they're not," Judd said.

He said the investigators who work these cases go through mandatory counseling after seeing "things that nobody should have to see, and no child should have to experience."

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