By Calvin Palmer
A 60-year-old Pennsylvania man has been found guilty of groping a woman dressed as the Minnie Mouse character at Walt Disney World.
John William Moyer, of Cressona, was today convicted of misdemeanor battery for the incident on June 7.
Judge Wayne Shoemaker ordered that Moyer write the victim, Brittney Duncan McGoldrick, an apology, serve 180 days probation and complete 50 hours of community service. Moyer must also pay $1,000 in court costs and possibly undergo a mental evaluation.
Moyer told the judge: “I am innocent, I am not guilty of the crimes that I’ve been charged with.”
He has no criminal history and has never received a speeding ticket. This was his first offense.
McGoldrick yesterday told prosecutors at the Orange County Courthouse she had pushed Moyer away from her after the incident.
“My first reaction I just pushed him down. I was doing everything I could to get his hands off my breasts,” she said.
Walt Disney World spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez said: “The verdict reinforces the fact that this type of behavior is not acceptable.”
Suarez added that Disney officials have also banned Moyer from entering any of the company’s resorts.