EX-DISNEY EXECUTIVE GETS PROBATION IN CHILD-SEX CASE
Patrick Naughton, a former Disney Go Network executive, was sentenced to five years probation after admitting he flew to California to seduce a 13 year old girl who was actually an undercover FBI agent. He will pay a $20,000 fine and serve nine months under house arrest with electronic monitoring as part of a plea bargain. He is allowed to use his computer at home but not allowed to visit sexually oriented chat rooms. He also is not allowed unapproved contact with children and he will undergo counseling. In September 1999, he flew from Seattle to Santa Monica to meet the teen girl he met online not knowing she was a male undercover FBI officer.