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Housekeeper attacked at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Apr 4, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
A housekeeping cast member at Walt Disney World's Art of Animation resort says she was sexually attacked while she was working on Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was entering a room to clean it, when a man approached her and tried to rape her. She fought him off, receiving some scratches on her chest in the process, and he fled.

After giving a description of the man to Orange County deputies, a composite sketch was released. She said her attacker "was in his early 30s, five feet eight inches tall, weighing about 260 pounds. He had dark hair, brown eyes, thin eyebrows, a mole on the right side of his face and a tattoo of some sort on the right upper arm."

She was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but had no serious injuries. Police are asking for anyone with information on the suspect to call the Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

Walt Disney World released a statement:

"We are very focused on the well being of our Cast Members and have been working closely with the Orange County Sheriff's Office to assist their investigation. We encourage anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office.

Providing a safe environment for our Cast and Guests is our highest priority. In addition to our own extensive security team (more than 1,000 Security Cast Members), the OCSO has a presence on our property 24 hours a day."

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