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Sexual Assault at Florida Waterparks: Central Florida Water Parks Sexual Predators Preying on Children

Upon arriving home July 30th after speaking aboard a cruise ship in Greece, Italy and Turkey for two weeks I found a message on my mobile phone from Orlando local channel 2 news Amanda Ober asking to interview me about sexual assault occurring at local Central Florida waterparks.

As a former lifeguard who worked for Wet’n Wild, Water Mania and a city lake in Clermont during my youth, I immediately was shocked to learn of such misconduct and sexual predators preying on our children at Central Florida’s local water parks.

As the author of “Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention” however I must say I’m appalled at the extent of the grotesque perversion and lewdness with which these sexual offenders will pursue teenage girls….showing and displaying their genitals in broad daylight without shame or concern for the public at large.

Thankfully local law enforcement is swiftly prosecuting and imprisoning these sexual predators and perverts who think to use waterparks as their place of choice to pursue teenagers and children.

A troubling trend indeed it is when foul men make sexual advances on children and tourists trying to beat the heat and enjoy time with friends and family.

In just four months, more than a dozen children at Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach and Aquatica reported they were molested or exposed to another person’s sexual organs.

One 14-year-old girl told investigators she was raped during a nighttime celebration at Wet ‘n Wild.

This being said, parents are thinking twice about dropping their children off for the day at waterparks. Unlike when I used to lifeguard (someone who was born and lives in Orlando) and season & summer passes were all the rage among youth who frequented waterparks during the hot summer months; today water parks may no longer be the place of choice for kids to play during their summer vacation.

Waterparks security can only do so much. Lifeguards and slide guards therefore must cooperate and keep their eyes open, while being quick to report any suspicious behavior.

Deputies said the latest incident happened at Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon. Although investigators are charging Amazon.com employee David Eugene Thomas with molesting a 13-year-old boy, it is said they think Thomas victimized more than six children.

The alleged molestation is the third sexual-related incident at Typhoon Lagoon this month. Thomas is being held without bond at the Orange County Jail.

Surprisingly, a Disney spokeswoman said the three incidents at Typhoon Lagoon this month are not unique to that theme park.

“This is a broader societal issue,” Disney’s Andrea Finger said. “We’re focused on identifying inappropriate behavior and reporting that to law-enforcement.”

I remember being stalked by young ladies when I was lifeguarding at waterparks. I also recall seeing guys interested in particular girls make their interest known. Yet never did I witness anything to this magnitude or extent where guys just bare all in broad daylight.
Certainly such unwanted and perverse advances must be stopped and swiftly prosecuted by law enforcement.

Experts said the frequency of reports is troubling, especially for Central Florida – an area known for family entertainment and water theme parks.

“In four years, I can’t recall a particular geographic region reporting so many [sexual-related incidents:] in such a short time span,” said Aleatha Ezra, spokeswoman for the World Waterpark Association.

Ezra said her organization will hold its annual conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in October and one of the issues on their agenda is improving the partnership with law-enforcement to keep predators out of water parks.

“This is something we have been discussing for the last several years and was on our agenda before the incidents reported in Orlando,” Ezra said.

Nick Gollattscheck of Aquatica said Orange County sheriff’s deputies spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the water park reviewing security procedures and measures with staff.

Joshua Fuentes, of Kissimmee, faces charges of battery and lewd and lascivious molestation after three girls, ages, 12, 13 and 14, accused him of touching them at Aquatica on June 27.

Deputies said Thomas, the suspect in the latest incident at Typhoon Lagoon, is visiting Orlando from Mountlake Terrace, Wash. with a 15-year-old boy. The teenager told investigators Thomas had sexually molested him in the past, Sgt. Rich Mankewich of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Mankewich said Friday that Thomas is facing an additional count of sexual battery on a child because of his molestation of the boy, who is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families and will be returned to his mother.

Thomas admitted to touching boys at Typhoon Lagoon as an “experiment” because he was “curious.” He offered to write letters of apology to the children he is accused of molesting.

Ironically, Thomas also told investigators he was a victim of molestation when he was child.

Meanwhile, detectives are working other sexual-related cases at Central Florida area water parks.

Investigators charged Bradford Biggers on July 11 with exposing himself to a 14-year-old girl at Typhoon Lagoon. Biggers was released on bond.

On July 3, deputies said Robert Double molested several young girls at Typhoon Lagoon. Double left the jail after posting his bond.

A 14-year-old girl told deputies a man raped her at Universal’s Wet ‘n Wild during a midnight celebration. Orlando Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones said they have no leads in the case.

In March, a man is accused of fondling himself in front of various guests at Disney’s Blizzard Beach.

Walter Pacheco and Anika Myers Palm of the Orlando Sentinel contributed factual data to this report.

For additional information, consultation and waterpark staff training for sexual assault prevention contact Paul F. Davis former lifeguard and author of “Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention” to empower your security and staff to safeguard the waterparks and guests in your care.

Paul F. Davis – worldwide speaker, life-changing author and consultant





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Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention Speaker Secrets


What are you doing to stop physical aggression, date rape, and sexual assault in your community?


Physical aggression occurs in 1 out of 3 young adult dating relationships. Date rape accounts for nearly 70% of all sexual assaults reported by adolescent and college-age women. Countless young adults are subjected to emotional abuse from their boyfriends or girlfriends, severely damaging their self-esteem and making them feel powerless. Who therefore are you empowering and preventing from being another sad statistic? Will your wife, daughter, or son be the next victim of date rape or sexual assault?


As a young man who was sexually assaulted and raped himself; Paul boldly, wisely and humorously tackles the taboo subject of date rape and sexual assault many shun and run from.


Confronting the stereotypes, subtleties, seductive tendencies, and secrets regarding sexuality leading up to date rape and sexual assault, Paul F. Davis gives a fresh and insightful look at the nuances that need to be addressed to honor, preserve, and protect our sexuality.


Paul examines the psychology and sociology of power and lust that drives men to pursue sexual conquest, while differentiating between overbearing masculinity and maintaining one’s manly honor and integrity. Davis takes a deep look at the pathway and precursors to male domination en route to sexual exploitation of women.


The disturbing prevalence of campus sexual assault shatters the illusion college campuses are sanctuaries of safety from the real world. Providing meaningful education and awareness to both sexes, Davis addresses the male ego and sexuality, provides meaningful steps to establish proper perimeters relationally, minimize the abuse of women in courtship and socially, while simultaneously identifying crucial factors necessary to prevent being overcome by sexual predators.


Paul facilitates and opens up heartfelt discussions between the sexes by dealing with misnomers, presumptions, false interpretations, mischaracterizations, and miscommunication relationally that often misdirects our actions sexually and endangers us unnecessarily. Paul graciously and candidly addresses the problems and complexities related to sexual victimization scarring children, adolescents, and adults worldwide. Discover the facts about domestic violence, acquaintance rape, and drug use by sexual predators so you can prevent and conquer any undesirable attempt for sexual conquest against your will.

For the sake of your own well being, the safety of your students on your local college campus, the public health, and general welfare of all sexes; you owe it to yourself and your community to bring in Paul to speak powerfully to the peculiarities that precede and lead up to sexual assault and date rape. By being proactive, taking necessary precautions, and initiating a preventative approach you can save someone’s life and maintain the dignity of the sexes within your community.


Stop being victimized and start being victorious by taking back your campus and community from sexual predators.


Paul F. Davis is a worldwide speaker who has touched over 50 countries & 6 continents building bridges cross-culturally and empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams! Paul is the author of 17 life-changing books including Healthy Relationships and Empowering & Liberating Women. Paul is an exceptional and frequently requested speaker for college student success with great depth, speaking on a variety of important topics vital to sustaining the health of any college campus and community.


Paul is a personal, powerful, and unforgettable speaker able to impact any audience. Paul has appeared on numerous international broadcasts from Oprah & Friends to Fox News to talk about relational intricacies, conflict resolution, peacemaking, and diplomacy.


Playboy Radio Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an awesome relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.


Paul empowers us to value our integrity, uphold every individual’s personal dignity, interact respectfully, love passionately, and live honorably.

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Date Rape & Sexual Assault Prevention Speaker – Guy Raped by Girl Reveals Assault Prevention Secrets

Unbelievable to some, but certainly not to me, is the reality of date rape no matter your sex. When I was a senior in high-school I was out with some friends. We were all underage and drinking a bit. I was in the backseat of car talking to some friends, when all of the sudden a female athlete from my high-school jumped in the backseat of the car and began undressing me.

Invite worldwide speaker and life-changing author Paul F. Davis to speak to your college students about sexual assault & date rape prevention! Paul’s books Empowering & Liberating Women; Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention; and Healthy Relationships are in hot demand.

Because I had been drinking my ability to resist her was very minimal. Ironically, while sitting in the backseat I had watched just minutes prior as this young lady had been in the front seat with my best friend. She jumped in his lap and was kissing him, which I was shocked to see as she wasn’t all that attractive.

She certainly wasn’t my type, but once she jumped in the backseat she tried immediately to kiss me. Thankfully I had enough energy to turn my head and avoid having to kiss her. Then her next move was to start unbuckling my belt and loosening my pants. Going for the gold she tried to have sex with me, but fortunately I was too drunk to be persuaded.

Nevertheless she tried earnestly to take advantage of the situation and proceeded to remove her pants in an attempt to have sex with me. Yet you can’t push a car up a hill with a rope. My rope was limp and there was no moving me, nor having sex with me.

However some embarrassment came when while sitting in the backseat some friends walked over to the car and saw the young lady trying to have sex with me. Most everyone knew what she was up to, but some erroneously assumed I had sex with her, which I did not.

Yet a couple years later, once this young lady was in college, I heard from my cousin that she had been bragging, “I was with your cousin.” She basically was trying to leverage her alleged association with me (which was non-existent and merely her own imagination) to get other guys to like her.

Date rape and sexual assault is real and requires you be adequately informed and sufficiently prepared in order to prevent such situations from ruining and devastating your life. As a worldwide speaker who has himself undergone such predicaments and harmful experiences, I understand what ladies go through when dating hormonally motivated guys who don’t take no for an answer.

Yet I can deliver talks with compassion, humor, and sincerity. The truth and reality of date rape and sexual assault in our country is very real. Orlando alone has incidents on the news every week that are reported.

Sexual assault and date rape is a growing epidemic in our country needing to be aggressively confronted and addressed.

Invite worldwide speaker and life-changing author Paul F. Davis to speak to your college students about sexual assault & date rape prevention! Paul’s books Empowering & Liberating Women; Sexual Assault & Date Rape Prevention; and Healthy Relationships are in hot demand.

Paul is an exceptional and frequently requested speaker for college student success, leadership & orientations.

Paul’s 17 life-changing books have landed him celebrity guest appearances on Fox News Radio and 3 times on Oprah & Friends.

After a 45 minute interview on Playboy Radio, Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an awesome relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.

Paul’s academic success & leadership secrets for college students are empowering. Paul builds bridges cross-culturally, cultivating diversity awareness, empowering college students to discover their destiny & live their dreams.

A master in NLP & life coaching; Paul’s humorous, fun, playful and transformative messages graciously challenge college students to ask themselves hard questions and be their personal best.

As a former high-school senior class English and ESOL teacher, Paul understands the challenges facing incoming college students. Moreover Paul personally knows what transfer students go through as he himself attended a community college where he graduated with a 3.8 GPA before entering UCF, where he graduated Cum Laude. As a worldwide professional speaker who has touched more than 50 countries and 6 continents, Paul greatly appeals to international students throughout the world.

Paul worked at Ground Zero in NYC during 9/11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and has been deep into rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.

Paul empowers people to love passionately, work together globally & live their dreams fearlessly.


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