Huntington Beach police were seeking potential additional victims of a former Disneyland employee who has been accused of attempting to trade theme park tickets in exchange for sex with a minor, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, was charged with one felony count of attempted lewd act upon a child, one felony count of contacting a child with intent to commit a specified sex crime and one felony count of meeting a minor with the intent to engage in lewd conduct, a news release from the DA’s office stated.
The charges, filed Monday, stemmed from an incident that began on July 1 when Enciso allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a woman willing to participate in sex acts in exchange for Disneyland tickets, according to the release.
Deputy DA Bobby Taghavi described the ad as “graphic.”
“The ad on Craigslist was pretty graphic and specific as to the sex acts part,” he told KTLA.
Enciso was then accused of communicating with an undercover officer from the Huntington Beach Police Department — whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl — regarding the sex-for-tickets proposition, officials with the DA’s office said.
The pair agreed to meet up at a location on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, the release stated.
Eight days later, Enciso allegedly showed up at the pre-arranged location with condoms and Disneyland tickets, according to the release.
The suspect, who is accused of working for Disneyland at the time of the incidents, also allegedly posted similar ads on Craigslist.
Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Mark Gutierrez at 714-347-8794, or Huntington Beach police Detective Angela Bennett at 714-536-5960.
If convicted on the charges, Enciso faces a maximum sentence of four years and eight months in state prison, and would be registered for life as a sex offender, the DA’s office said.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana on Monday, but he did not enter a plea and the arraignment was continued.
Disneyland released a statement following his arrest, telling KTLA that, “He was immediately relieved of his duties as a dishwasher.”