Guilty of groping Minnie sentenced

August 12th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IBNS  

Aug 12 (IBNS) John William Moyer (60), guilty of groping Minnie Mouse at Disney World, has been handed a sentence.

A jury has found that Moyer groped a woman playing Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World. He was convicted of misdemeanor battery for the June incident this morning.

Judge Wayne Shoemaker imposed the sentence Monday morning.

“The verdict reinforces the fact that this type of behavior is not acceptable,” said Walt Disney World spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez. Disney on Tuesday.

Officials also banned Moyer from entering any of the company’s resorts, Suarez said.

According to the sentence, Moyer has to write a letter of apology to the victim, Brittney Duncan McGoldrick. He also is under supervised probation for 180 days, must complete 50 hours of community service within four months, pay $1,000 in court costs and submit to a mental evaluation with treatment, if necessary.

Before sentencing, Moyer’s adult son spoke on his behalf. “He’s a good man,” Emory Moyer said. “He’s a nice guy.”

Later, Moyer spoke briefly to the judge. “I am innocent, I am not guilty of the crimes that I’ve been charged with,” Moyer said. Moyer has no criminal history and has never received a speeding ticket, he said. This was his first offense.

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