Man Sentenced to Prison After Inappropriately Touching Teenage Girls at Disney

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In October 2019, an Orlando man was arrested for inappropriately touching multiple underage girls at the Walt Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Months later, court records have revealed that he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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James Anthony Jones, 53, was sentenced to 15-years in prison on March 1, according to court records. He is also now a registered sex offender.

Jones was originally arrested back in October after Disney Cast Members picked him out of a crowd for trespassing and inappropriately touching underage girls on multiple occasions. According to Click Orlando, Jones touched a child in a store and during a ride preshow earlier the same day.

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Later, a mother came forward to Orange County deputies saying Jones also touched her 13 year-old daughter three different times while in line for a ride at another Disney World theme park.

According to records, a credit for 867 days will apply to Jones’ sentence.

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Please note that Disney Cast Members and security officials are always at the theme parks in order to maintain a safe environment as much as possible. If you ever witness inappropriate activity, or if you are ever concerned when visiting one of the Disney Parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — be sure to find the nearest Cast Member or report your issue with Guest Relations, located in each of the Disney Parks.

For a full list of rules and regulations currently in place at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Sprinigs, visit their website here.

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