MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than one hundred people, including three Disney employees, were arrested in a massive sex sting in Polk County.
Called “Operation March Sadness 2,” the six day undercover operation focused on human trafficking and prostitution.READ MORE: Dow Tumbles 1,160 Points In Worst Trading Day Since June 2020
Undercover detectives communicated online with the suspects and arranged for a meetup at a location where they were arrested after their arrival, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office which conducted the operation.
Among the 108 arrests made, the oldest person was 67-year old Derek Collins who showed up to a residence drinking Ensure, the youngest was a 17-year old male. Both were arrested for soliciting a prostitute.
Tiffany Nash, 32, of Orlando was arrested for trafficking another woman.
Included in the arrests were four child predators, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Here Are Some Money-Saving Tips You Can Follow To Avoid That Pain At The Pump
One of the men arrested was Xavier Jackson, 27, who works as a lifeguard at the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. He reportedly sent an undercover officer, posing as a 14-year-old girl, sexual and graphic images of what he wanted to do.
Jackson was charged with transmission of material harmful to a minor and unlawful use of a communication device, both are third-degree felonies.
The two other Disney employees were arrested on prostitution charges.
Disney said it has placed the employees on unpaid leave.MORE NEWS: Housing Crisis: County Mayors Hold Roundtable On Skyrocketing Rents
Another notable arrest in the operation was that of a retired judge from Illinois. According to detectives, 66-year-old Daniel Peters told them he was a retired judge in Cook County and also was a special assistant for legal affairs with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. He was charged with soliciting a prostitute.