WFTS ABC in Tampa is reporting that 22 year old Timothy Wayne Hammerstone of Polk County, a former cast member at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has been arrested on 16 counts of possession of child pornography. According to the story, Hammerstone was in correspondence with two ten year old boys via Microsoft Xbox Live and had convinced one of them to send him nude photos in exchange for points to be used on the Xbox marketplace (as per the report from the Orlando Sentinel). While both outlets report that police found sixteen images of child pornography on a USB flash drive, it is unclear how many of those photos are of the direct victim. As of the WFTS report, Hammerstone was sitting in Polk County jail on a $80,000 bond.
Although Disney has confirmed Hammerstone was an employee at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it is unclear as to when his employment was terminated or in which capacity he worked. WFTS reports he worked at the ‘commissary’ which could be either the ‘ABC Commissary’ counter service location for guests or perhaps a backstage eatery specifically for cast members.