Disney Cruise Employee Caught on Camera Molesting 11-Year-Old But Goes Free Anyway (VIDEO)

disney cruise line 11-year-old girl molestedA man caught molesting a girl on camera was allowed to go free. Surveillance video from a Disney cruise ship caught crew member Milton Braganza following an 11-year-old girl into an elevator and hovering close by her for a few moments. You can't tell what exactly he's doing, but it definitely looks creepy. The girl, with her grandmother, accused Braganza of fondling her breasts and forcibly kissing her. What a terrifying incident for a young girl!

Braganza eventually confessed to molesting the girl, but there were no charges. Instead, after an investigation by Bahamian police, Disney paid to fly him home. We can only hope they also fired him. But the reason why he wasn't arrested sure looks shady.

The incident went down while the cruise ship was still docked in Port Canaveral, Florida. The girl got to her grandmother immediately and they both went to security to report the incident. Over four hours later, Braganza was called to security. But by then the ship had set sail. And Disney didn't inform the Florida police about the incident until hours later, so they couldn't investigate.

Instead, they let Bahamian police question Braganza. But here's the really crazy part -- by this time the grandmother changed her mind and decided not to press charges. (WHY???) And so, since Braganza had confessed, he was sent on his merry way and that's that. If they'd done the investigation in Florida, they would have pressed charges regardless of what Grandma wanted. So that's pretty screwed up, right?

Why didn't Disney turn the ship around and head back to Florida as soon as the incident had been reported? That would have been the most responsible thing to do. Since it happened in Florida, their police has jurisdiction over investigating. But instead, they kept it all quiet and headed over to the Bahamas where it could all be taking care of with greater discretion.

And what's even more troubling about this incident is that it's a Disney cruise line. I've been on one of those cruises, and they provide a LOT of child supervision for parents. There are kids' clubs where you can just drop off your kid in the hands of the crew for a couple hours. That's a lot of trust we're putting in that crew. Not to mention, it's such a child-friendly environment, you see kids all over the place, and not always accompanied by an adult. So you would think they would screen extremely well and then take any allegations of child molestation very seriously.

Disney says they "took proper action," but come on. I think they got it wrong when they kept sailing away from Florida. It kind of looks like they tried to brush the whole thing under the rug to protect their image -- and it backfired.

Now that the video has surfaced (this happened nine months ago), the Florida police may come back and investigate after all. Man, I am so disappointed in Disney. I expected much better from them. I hope they're scrambling now to set things right, because there's an awful lot of parents putting their trust in the crew members of those ships.

Do you think Disney mishandled this incident?

 

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ZamEnt25 ZamEnt25

I smell a twitter campaign! Also hopefully Anon gets involved and tells us WHAT went down!

cmjaz cmjaz

This could be the end for Disney cruise, if it is all confirmed

LostS... LostSoul88

What kind of person refuses to push charges! Now he is free wo hurt another child. 

Matty Jay

Listen...I didn't see anything on that footage to conclusively convince me that anything inappropriate happened. If the girl and her parents didn't press charges it's PROBABLY because there was no harm or sexual intent involved.

Jason Young

I don't know why you are disappointed in Disney, they are a Corporation, they don't care about you, me, or children. They love the greenbacks. Disney has a terrible track record and this doesn't surprise me 1 bit. Welcome to the Corporate world, where morals and values come after the profit margin and the bottom line!

Kristi Gardner

had it been my child, he would not be alive to face charges.

Dawn Victoria Harper

I agree with you Matty, I didnt see anything! It also might be a stunt to sue Disney for some cash and now that they have evidence the grandmother is back-pedding!

Deserie Robinson

The Video was so inconclusive....You def saw him stop her, and they "say" he confessed but didn't quote him, "Yes I stopped her and in the process placed my hand on her back and chest" not her boobs but I suppose they could "count" that as a "confession" right?... I'm a mother, I have a daughter, and I was molested and nah... He wouldn't confess. IF the molestation really did happen then the Grandmother is a coward and is just as bad as him for not pressing charges.

Shannon Brinley Etheridge

why when she walks up there is nothing in her hands but when she turns to go into the elevator it looks like she is holding papers/folders? 

nonmember avatar kaerae

Her parents let her wander a cruise ship by herself? Brilliant! Did they think the word Disney meant she was safe alone?

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