Charges Dropped Disney Magic Crew Molesting Boy 10 (see video below) – as reported on October 17, 2019. Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Magic sailed out of Miami, Florida on April 28, 2019, for a 5-night, Western Caribbean cruise with calls at Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. Oliver (Olly) Lovatt, 25, from Bamlett Brow, United Kingdom was a crew member aboard Disney Magic.
Lovatt was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child, according to court documents.
Lovatt worked at the Oceaneer Lab, which the Disney Cruise website describes as an area where children aged between three to 12-years-old “can play and learn at sea through imaginative themed activities and games.
When the charges were filed against Lovatt, it was alleged the child molestation was seen on CCTV on Sunday, April 28, 2019. However, yesterday, Monday, November 5. 2019, the charges were dropped against Lovatt and he was released after prosecutors found inconsistencies in the victim’s story.
I’m just incredibly confused about how we went from CCTV evidence resulted in arrest to prosecutors found inconsistencies in the victim’s story. It’s well-known there are inconsistencies in the victim’s story when the alleged victim is a child, which is not unusual. Children don’t make the best witnesses, hence one of the reasons they are targeted by sex offenders, it’s all about credibility when the life an adult is on the line. Who are you going to believe – the crewmember, the child or the CCTV?
While the charges have been dropped, it will be unlikely Disney Cruise Line will rehire the British entertainer or that any other cruise line will hire him to work with children. I would expect a lawsuit to be filed by the child’s parents or perhaps by Lovatt for wrongful termination in the loss of his employment.
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