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Walt Disney World janitor charged with kidnapping, sexual battery of co-worker

A Disney World janitor has admitted to assaulting a coworker.
A Disney World janitor has admitted to assaulting a coworker.

While Walt Disney World is considered the "happiest place on earth," there is no denying that there still are real people working there, and some are bad. WESH reported on Aug. 8, 2014, that a Walt Disney World custodial worker has been charged with both kidnapping and sexual battery of a co-worker on the job on Thursday evening.

49-year-old Gideon Paul Hunte of Kissimmee, Florida, was booked into the Orange County Jail on the morning of Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

A source close to the situation has stated that an investigation is ongoing, but some information has already been released. The source stated that the kidnapping and assault actually happened in a cast member-specific area on Epcot property.

Hunte was said to have approached the young female co-worker (yet unnamed) and cornered her. He then reportedly pushed her into a custodial closet and the Disney janitor sexually assaulted her. The victim repeatedly tried to get away from Hunte and told him to stop and leave her alone. states that Hunte is still in the "presentenced" status, but only currently lists "kidnapping" as his charge.

The attack on the man's Disney co-worker was said to have lasted as long as five minutes and occurred later into the evening when not many people were around.

Upon his arrest, Hunte did admit to inappropriate sexual contact with the woman. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail, and there has been no word as to the amount of his bail or even if he will be offered it since he admitted to the charge.