Disney World Janitor Allegedly Claims It's His Constitutional Right To Watch Child Porn

Paul Curley told authorities that the children made the porn themselves and did so freely, according to an charging affidavit.

By Gina Tron

A janitor who works at Walt Disney World allegedly believes that looking at child porn is his constitutional right. 

Paul G. Curley, 66, was arrested Wednesday at a home in Celebration, Florida, a census-designated area located very close to Disney World. He was targeted after “detectives received several tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a person at this residence downloaded multiple images of child pornography,” according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Those images allegedly involved nude children between the ages of  5 and 12, according to a charging affidavit obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Electronic equipment was seized and forensically examined on scene, according to the sheriff’s office. During an interview with detectives, Curley allegedly “made statements that confirmed the information provided to investigators.”

Curley allegedly told authorities he was looking at the images for “investigative purposes.” He also said he wasn’t involved in criminal activity because he claimed he was merely looking at the images, not downloading or sharing them, according to the affidavit.

“He stated his constitutional rights allow him to view the child pornography,” the affidavit reads. “He does not feel that he is guilty of a crime.”

He also allegedly said that the children “make the photos and videos themselves” and are “freely doing it,” according to the affidavit.

Paul Curley

Curley has been charged with six counts of possession of child pornography. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time. He is being held in lieu of $6,000 bail.

Curley worked at Walt Disney World as a custodian. Disney confirmed his employment to the New York Post. He’s been placed on unpaid leave while the charges are pending, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Other Disney World employees were arrested last year during a child porn sting in the area.

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