Child Sex Solicitation Sting Nabs Disney World Employee Along with 17 Others: Cops
A Disney World employee was among over a dozen men arrested as part of a recent child sex solicitation sting, police said.
Jeffrey Erich Binder of Winter Garden, Florida was arrested last week after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said the security guard solicited a 14-year-old for sex.
In online chats and in texts, the 26-year-old told an undercover detective he wanted to do "everything" sexual with her, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Department release.
The release also said Binder took condoms to the undercover location.
After his arrest, Binder allegedly told detectives: "Now I gotta tell my work and family that I got arrested for soliciting a 14-year-old for sex."
Police said they found Binder's Disney World uniform in his car.
Disney World spokesperson Jacquee Wahler told CNN that Binder "has been placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the charges."
Binder was booked on one count of Use of a Two -Way Communication Device to Commit Felony, one count of Use of Computer to Seduce Child, one count Traveling to Meet a Minor, and one count Attempted Lewd Battery.
Polk County's Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian Haas told InsideEdition.com that his office has not yet reviewed Binder's case or those against the 17 other suspects. He said charges may change upon their review.
Haas said Binder will likely be arraigned in "a few weeks."
Dubbed Operation April's Fools, the Polk County sting focused on alleged online sexual predators. Between Tuesday, March 29 and Monday, April 4, 18 men were arrested for soliciting what they believed were children as young as 10 years old.
In a press conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters, "These freaks and these deviants are looking for our children every day online."