Frederick Pohl Biography
Frederick M. Pohl Jr. is a 40-year-old Disney World employee who is accused of trying to entice a child for sex, federal authorities say. Pohl also sent nude photos to an undercover agent who he believed was a father and 8-year-old girl while trying to arrange a “sexual encounter” with the girl at a hotel.
Fred Pohl was arrested May 21 at an Orlando hotel, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said in a press release. Pohl, of Clermont, Florida, was charged with transferring obscene materials to a minor and attempting to entice a minor. Pohl, who is already a felon, worked at Magic Kingdom.
“This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta. Anyone with additional information should contact Homeland Security Investigations at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (347-2423),” prosecutors said.
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Disney has not issued a statement about the arrest and Pohl’s employment status with the amusement park company was not immediately known. It is also not known if Pohl has hired an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Frederick Pohl Was Arrested With Condoms & a Pink Child-Sized Dress, Authorities Say
Frederick Pohl engaged in a “series of online chat communications to arrange a sexual encounter with an 8-year-old girl,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “Pohl believed he was chatting with the child and her father, but he was actually communicating with an undercover federal agent. Pohl sent explicit photos of himself and arranged to meet with the child at an Orlando hotel.”
Frederick Pohl, who worked at Magic Kingdom in Disney World, is accused of trying to lure an 8-year-old girl to a motel to sexually assault her and of possession of child pornography, federal authorities say: https://t.co/LT9tPmj4VM
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Prosecutors added, “When Pohl arrived at the hotel, he was arrested. Pohl was found to be in possession of condoms and a child-sized pink dress.”
The disturbing complaint, written by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent David Alley, includes excerpts of the online conversations Pohl is accused of having with the undercover agent. The conversations include graphic descriptions of sex acts Pohl told the agent he would like to engage in with a young girl.
Pohl was chatting with the undercover agent on mIRC, an Internet Relay Chat service, according to the complaint. The agent was contacted by Pohl, who was using the name Mike, in the chats, according to the complaint. The agent was using a name that signified he was a father with a daughter. Pohl told the agent, “i like young girls,” according to the complaint.
According to court documents, Pohl then began emailing with the undercover agent to “regarding his travel to Detroit to sexually assault an eight-year-old female.” He also asked to talk to the man’s daughter and told the agent “this is the youngest I have had.” He said the youngest previously was 15. Prosecutors have not said if they have evidence Pohl previously sexually assaulted a teen girl.
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According to the complaint, Pohl also asked the agent to sexually assault his own daughter and tell him about it. And he wanted the agent to watch him while he sexually assaulted the girl during their meeting. The complaint also includes sexually explicit chats Pohl had with the agent while the agent was posing as an 8-year-old girl.
Pohl also sent the undercover agent nude photos and asked him to show them to his “daughter” and then to tell him what she said about the pictures. The planned trip to Michigan was canceled because Pohl said he was in a car accident. Pohl then suggested that the man and his daughter should come to Florida to meet him, and the undercover agent agreed, telling him that he and his “daughter” would come to Orlando and they could meet at a hotel.
Investigators tracked down Pohl’s identity by subpoenaing his email provider, AOL, and finding his IP address. His internet service provider, Chater, then provided his name and other personal information. On May 20, the undercover agent spoke with Pohl, “regarding meeting an Orlando, Florida, area hotel for the purpose of Pohl sexually assaulting (the agent’s) minor daughter. (The agent) stated that he would be staying at the Days Inn. … Pohl agreed to meet the (agent) on May 21, 2019, at this location.”
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Pohl told the agent he bought condoms and then was going to look for a bikini to bring. But he couldn’t find a bikini so he brought a “pretty pink dress with hearts on it.” At 11 a.m. on May 21, Pohl arrived at the Days Inn and was detained by agents. According to the complaint, Pohl admitted he was “Mike” and had been talking to the undercover agent online. Pohl also admitted to sending nude photos to the agent and to traveling to the hotel with the intent to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl. Pohl said he would spend about three hours a day chatting online with adults about sex with children and with users he believed to be minors about sex. Pohl also admitted to sending and receiving child pornography, according to the complaint.
Pohl Remains in Federal Custody & Faces Up to Life in Prison if Convicted
Walt Disney World Employee Tried To Arrange Sex With 8-Year-Old Girl: DOJ –
A Walt Disney World employee has been arrested for allegedly trying to set up a sexual encounter with an 8-year-old girl.
Authorities arrested Frederick M. Pohl, 40, on Tuesday and charged him with tr… pic.twitter.com/gXMnBHsTsn
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Frederick Pohl remains in federal custody after waiving his right to a detention hearing during his first court appearance on May 22. Pohl faces up to life in prison if convicted of the charges against him.
Fast Fact You Need to Know
- Frederick M. Pohl Jr., who works at Magic Kingdom, has been charged with transferring obscene materials to a minor and attempting to entice a minor
- Pictures online appear to show Pohl at the park dressed as the character Stitch
- He thought he was talking to the child and her father, investigators say
- But Pohl was actually chatting with an undercover federal agent, officials claim
- He is accused of sending explicit photos of himself and arranging the hotel meet