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Universal Orlando employee fired for texting nude photos

Leah Zanolla | Posted: May 5, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
A 29-year-old Orlando theme park employee has been arrested for sending nude pictures to a 16-year-old girl. James Alton, 29, of Maitland, was employed by Universal Orlando to portray the "Captain America" character. He met the girl while at work in April and they had been sending each other "inappropriate text messages" and were planning to get together this week.

Her parents contacted authorities after finding the messages on her phone. When questioned, Alton told police that he was aware that the girl was 16 and that he had made a bad decision.

Alton has been charged with transmission of harmful materials to a minor by a computer. This is a third-degree felony.

Alton has been fired by Universal, but is also employed by Walt Disney World. He has been placed on unpaid leave while the investigation is ongoing.