Disney Cruise Line Employee Allegedly Molested 10-year-old Passenger During Blindfold Games

A former Disney Cruise Line worker is set to go on trial after allegedly molesting a boy while at sea, officials report.

Oliver Lovatt, 24, from the U.K. was arrested in the spring and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child, according to court documents.

Lovatt "confessed to fondling" a 10-year-old boy according to a Miami-Dade Police Department report seen by the Miami Herald.

The defendant was employed as a "youth host" on the Disney Magic cruise ship. He 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."

The report stated Lovatt blindfolded a 10-year-old boy during a game on April 28 at around 10:30 p.m. and spun him around, WMYD Detroit confirmed. He then "fondled" the boy's genitals outside of his clothing.

Following this incident, the boy claims Lovatt sat beside him during a different game and moved his hand in his direction. Worried Lovatt would touch him inappropriately again, the boy covered his genitals.

According to the arrest report: "The defendant proceed to place his hand over the victim's hand, attempting to fondle his penis again." The cruise line worker was caught touching the child on CCTV.

The 24-year-old studied at the Arden School of Theatre in the U.K. and Stage 84, which trains young people in performing arts in the county of Yorkshire, according to his profile on the cast and crew platform Mandy.com. "Children's theatre" is listed among his additional skills on the website.

Lovatt will stand before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Andrea Ricker Wolfson on October 28, according to the Miami Herald.

The authorities hope other potential victims will come forward.

Terry Chavez, a spokesperson for Miami-Dade State Attorney, told NBC News: "If there are any other victims out there, please contact our office or the Miami-Dade Police Department."

Kim Prunty, a spokesperson for Disney Cruise Line, told NBC News in a statement: "We have zero tolerance for this type of unacceptable behavior. When we became aware of the allegation, it was reported to law enforcement and the crew member was removed from duty permanently."

Those with information related to the case can contact the Miami-Dade Special Victims Bureau at 305-715-3300, or Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477.

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The Disney Cruise Line ship the Disney Magic is pictured sailing from Port George Town in the Cayman Islands on February 26, 2013. Oliver Lovatt is accused of molesting a child on the ship in 2019. Getty
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