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Peter and Rochelle Schweizer provide a laundry list of Disney's convicted pedophiles in their investigative report, "Disney: The Mouse Betrayed; Greed, Corruption, and Children at Risk" (1998). They write, "Some of Disney's pedophiles … are positioned in high-profile jobs dealing with children."
By 1999, Patrick Naughton, executive vice president of Disney's Go Network, was convicted of possession of child pornography and of planning to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
In April this year, three men arrested in a pedophile sting revealed themselves as Disney employees. They planned to have sex with boys and girls, ages 13 and 14.
In February this year, Disney employee Matthew Wendland was arrested, charged with 51 counts of possessing child porn.
In 1998, the reporter's reporter, Reed Irvine (now deceased), revealed that Michael Eisner, chairman of the Walt Disney Co, subtly warned ABC to censor any such bad news about Disney.
Irvine wrote, "Only days later, a story that was to air on '20/20' exposing Disney's lax attitude toward employing pedophiles at its theme parks was killed" by ABC.
In the December 1998 issue of the now defunct Brill's Content, Elizabeth Stevens reported, "Disney had a worse pedophile problem than the other theme parks that were examined." Law-enforcement officials said Disney failed to "run criminal-background checks of new employees" and were less than helpful in "assisting their investigations of crimes on Disney property."
"Disney was the only theme park that did not agree to work with the Central Florida Child Exploitation Task Force when it was established in 1995."