Posted Friday, January 31, 2003 3:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A greeter at Islands of Adventure's Spiderman ride accused of molesting a 4-year-old guest at the amusement park was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a plea deal Thursday. Last April, Larson was working at the theme park when a family from New York asked him to find a bathroom for the 4-year-old girl. He took the child to a men's employee bathroom. When the girl came out, she appeared upset and later told her family Larson had touched her inappropriately with his finger, according to the prosecution.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
Friday, January 31, 2003 4:00 AM
Makes that story about the child molesting clown up in New York seem even that more relevant, doesn't it?
Friday, January 31, 2003 4:10 AM
Have fun in the pokey, sicko.
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Friday, January 31, 2003 4:37 AM
Horrible thing to hear about. And not putting fault on the parents at all, but it does seem a little strange to me that a family would allow a theme park worker to take their four year old daughter to a bathroom alone?
Friday, January 31, 2003 4:59 AM
God, that's messed up.
"Makes that story about the child molesting clown up in New York seem even that more relevant, doesn't it?"
Damn right. So many people just don't get it. People like that should not be given second chances. As was stated in that thread, sure, a (twice) convicted molester should be granted the right to support himself, but not anywhere near children.
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Friday, January 31, 2003 8:15 AM
I agree that it is strange the parents asked the employee to find a restroom for the child. I would never let a 4 year old out of my sight, especially in a large place like a theme park. They should have gone with the child.
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Friday, January 31, 2003 10:27 AM
Here Mr. stranger guy, take my child with you....that IS a bit odd. Even at a theme park, I just don't see that happening...
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Friday, January 31, 2003 10:58 AM
Welcome to the world of bad parenting, 'gator. While it is odd, in this day and age I'm honestly not that surprised.
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Saturday, February 1, 2003 2:40 AM
I'm not terribly up to scratch with laws on molesting and such, but I think it is pretty odd (for lack of a better word) that it is a different case if the person is under or over 12 years old. I think anyone that does commit such offenses, regardless of the age of the victim, needs to be placed in some sort of psychiatric establishment, and undergo a reviewing by a board of doctors and law enforcers when their sentence is up. The idea of it being more wrong to perform these acts on someone of a particular age, is the same as saying it is less wrong on another age group, which in itself is just... wrong.
Does the phrase 'with his finger' really need to be included? As vague as it does sound, it is a bit too much detail for my liking... and I presume many others.
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Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:07 PM
Looks like the parents were asking a little too much out of customer service. who would ask a park employee to take their child to the bathroom? Are parents that lazing nowadays.
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Sunday, February 2, 2003 5:16 PM
First of all the parents shouldn't have left their child with someone they didn't know. And second they should have asked where the bathroom was instead of asking him to take her to the bathroom. DUH!!!!!! What kind of out of town parents would do that?
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