On Monday a Disneyland employee was charged for attempting to give tickets to the Disneyland park to a 14-year-old girl in exchange for sex. The underage girl was actually an undercover Huntington Beach police officer, according to My Fox LA. The police officer poised as a 14-year-old girl online.
The Disneyland employee, Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, was scheduled to be arranged on Tuesday afternoon on one felony count each of attempted lewd acts on a child, contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified sex crime, and meeting a minor with the intent to engage in lewd conduct.
Encisco allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist on July 1 looking for a women who would engage in sex acts in exchange for the Disneyland tickets. That is when the Huntington Beach Police department got into contact with Encisco and arranged a meeting in Huntington Beach. Encisco allegedly showed up for the meeting last Thursday with the Disneyland tickets and condoms, where he was arrested, according to KFXD.
Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi said that the Disneyland employee was posting ads under the personals section of Orange County Craigslist when he was caught during a routine monitoring for online child predators.
Encisco worked for one of the Disneyland area hotels and was immediately relieved of his duties as a dishwasher, Disneyland said in a statement. Disney officials did not disclose which hotel Enciso worked for.
If convicted, the Disneyland worker can face a maximum of over four years in state prison and a mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
Suzi Brown, Director of Media Relations and External Communications at Disneyland, said, “He was immediately relived of his duties as a dishwasher. Important to note that he worked in one of our hotels, and did not have contact with guests.”
Enciso is being held on a $100,000 bail at Central Jail in Santa Ana, Calif.
Huntington Beach police believe there may be victims who have no come forward yet from other Craigslist ads.
[Photo by Orange County District Attorney’s Office]