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Disney World bus driver accused of trying to meet a teen girl for sex

Walt Disney World bus driver Kevin Van Orman, 35, was arrested last week by Polk County deputies after they say he tried to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex who turned out to be an undercover detective.
Walt Disney World bus driver Kevin Van Orman, 35, was arrested last week by Polk County deputies after they say he tried to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex who turned out to be an undercover detective. Polk County Sheriff’s Office

A bus driver for Walt Disney World has been placed on unpaid leave after trying to meet someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Kevin Van Orman, 35, was arrested last week by Polk County deputies when he arrived home where detectives were waiting, according to report by WKMG News 6.

Deputies said that Van Orman began to chat online with an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl that day. He said he would kiss, hug and massage the girl, although he acknowledged he was aware the girl was underage. He also suggested, the outlet reported, that the two could meet at Disney World.

Van Orman went home around 9:30 that night and was arrested by deputies when he arrived.

In the arrest report, deputies said Van Orman was also corresponding with another undercover detective who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. In those messages, he offered to drive to the girl’s home and “perform sexual acts on her.”

Van Orman told detectives in an interview that he thinks he has a sex addiction and is sometimes attracted to teenage girls. He also told them he has a 5-year-old daughter, a 2-year-old son and that his wife is four months pregnant.

A Disney spokesman said Van Orman has been placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation, the outlet reported.

He faces charges of attempted lewd battery, using a computer to solicit or lure a child and traveling to meet a minor, according to jail records.

Samantha Putterman: 941-745-7027, @samputterman

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