Disney Worker Arrested on Pornography Charges

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Walt Disney World employee who dressed as Goofy and Beast from "Beauty and the Beast" has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Matthew Wendland was arrested on 51 counts of child pornography.

According to an Orange County Sheriff's report, the 20-year-old's roommates tipped police off to images of children in sexual poses kept in his room.

Wendland told authorities he downloaded the images from the Internet.

A Disney spokeswoman says Wendland had worked for Disney since July. No complaints have been filed against him at the park. She says he has been suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the charges.

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