Man sought in attempted rape of Disney resort worker

Attack occurred at Disney's Art of Animation resort, deputies say


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County deputies are investigating an attempted sexual battery at Disney's Art of Animation Resort after a worker said a man forced himself on her.

Deputies said the woman, who is a housekeeping cast member at the resort, told them the man attempted to sexually batter her March 28 just after 2 p.m.

The victim said she found the door of Room 6526 ajar and when she went in to clean the room, the man attacked her, according to the report.

The victim was able to fight the man off, but received minor scratches to her chest, according to deputies.

WKMG-TV reports the man then fled the area.

Deputies have released a composite sketch of the culprit, who is described as a Hispanic male in his early 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 260 pounds with short dark hair, brown eyes, thin eyebrows, a non-descript tattoo on her upper right arm and a mole on the right side of his face.

The man was wearing a dark-colored ball cap with "NYP" on the front, a white T-shirt with a red Air Jordan logo on the front and khaki shorts, deputies said.

Deputies said there is no surveillance footage and say that the unidentified man has detectives exploring all possible leads.

"I have my husband with me, we feel safe," said one guest from Texas. "We are aware of our surroundings and stuff."

Disney released a statement on Wednesday, saying "We are very focused on the well being of our Cast Member and have been working closely with the Orange County Sheriff's Office to assist their investigation."

Disney continued, saying "providing a safe environment for our Cast and Guests is our highest priority. In addition to our own extensive security team (more than 1,000 Security Cast Members), the Orange County Sheriff's Office has a presence on our property 24 hours a day."

Contact Orange County deputies if you have any information on this incident.