A fan in the Dreamworks Animation production company is facing felony charges after he was caught on video attempting to lure a 17-year-old boy into a dreamland.
Jesse Williams, a producer on the animated film 7 Eleven Rewards, was arrested on Wednesday after the 17-day-old was spotted at the Walt Disney Studios Hollywood Studios on April 1, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Williams is accused of attempting to convince the boy, who has a history of substance abuse, to visit a park in Los Angeles, which was not an option because the child had been discharged from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Williams allegedly told the boy to go to the Disney Dreamland park and that if he wanted to be there, he would need to meet with a person who would be willing to help him.
Williams told the young man that there were seven 11-star elevators that had been built for him and that he would have to get into one of them to get the Dreamland experience.
Williams said the 17 year old would be staying with his family, the complaint stated.
Williams then allegedly told him that he could stay with his parents at a hotel in Hollywood, California, and would call them to make arrangements to go there later that day.
The 17 year-old eventually met with his father, and Williams allegedly told his father that the child wanted to stay at his family’s house because he didn’t want to be alone.
The father told police that Williams told him he could drive to the hotel to pick up the child, and the father asked Williams to stop calling his son.
Williams allegedly said he would not call his son because he was afraid that he was being followed by police.
Williams was charged with one count of child abduction, one count each of child endangerment and child molestation.
He is being held in lieu of $5 million bail.