Feds: Magic Kingdom worker tried to meet child for sex

Posted at 4:21 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 16:21:19-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — An employee at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando is accused of trying to meet up with a child for sex.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 40-year-old Frederick Pohl, Jr. was chatting online with a person he thought was an 8-year-old girl. In reality, he was communicating with an undercover federal agent.

Authorities said Pohl sent explicit photos of himself and arranged to meet with the "child" at an Orlando hotel on Tuesday. When he showed up, agents said he had condoms and a child-sized pink dress. He was quickly arrested.

Pohl is facing charges of transferring obscene materials to a minor and attempting to entice a minor. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Pohl worked at the Magic Kingdom, but the agency didn't say what he did there.