‘Captain America’ Arrested for Sending Explicit Images to Underage Girl
By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | May 6, 2014 4:29 PM EST
Captain America may have all the superpowers in the world, but he could not save himself from getting arrested by the police for an alleged offence that is considered among the most disgusting ones. James Weldon Alton, the 30-year-old actor who worked in costume as Captain America for Universal Studios, was arrested for sending explicit photos to a teenager on Instagram. Alton reportedly met the underage girl [Image] at the Florida Amusement Park.
Actress Scarlett Johansson (2nd L) takes pictures with fans as she arrives at the UK premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Shepherds Bush in London, in this March 20, 2014 file photo. Hollywood is remaking one of its most cherished traditions: the summer blockbuster. Unlike last year, when every summer weekend seemed to bring one or more mega-budget films, this year studios have spread out their most expensive entries for the warm weather months that traditionally make up roughly 40 percent of annual ticket sales. So far, moviegoers are lining up. Six films released since March 7 have passed or are nearing $100 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, according to tracking firm Rentrak. Walt Disney Co's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has collected $225 million so far. Picture taken March 20, 2014.
According to the Orange County Arrest Affidavit, the young girl told her father that she had plans on meeting an actor who played Captain America. The father confronted his daughter about the scheduled meeting. The daughter apparently justified the meeting by saying that there had already been "inappropriate text messages" exchanged between the two.
When the father read the text messages sent to his daughter by Alton, he found that the actor talked about masturbating to his daughter. He also wrote that he was "getting into her." He wrote that they would plan on meeting after school at the Florida Mall. The father reportedly found pictures of the actor's penis on his 16-year-old daughter's phone. The father completed a sworn written statement to police that he had not given anyone permission to send his minor daughter nude pictures. The father was reportedly willing to press charges and testify.
The arrest affidavit also says that Alton was aware of the girl's age. The girl said that they had spoken for about a couple of weeks before their conversions became "more than just as friends." Despite being accused of sending explicit photos and text messages, Alton was confirmed not having "touched" the girl. One possible reason behind it may be the fact that they did not meet after the introductory meeting.
The investigation started this week after the girl's father informed police about the matter. When Alton was interrogated, he admitted that the girl had told him about her age. However, he apparently "chose to disregard this because at times he thought it was a joke or that it was all just merely an online flirtatious relationship." He said that it was a "poor judgement on his part" to send the explicit photos to the girl.
Universal Studios, meanwhile, has suspended Alton after his arrest. Check the complete arrest affidavit HERE.
With sources from The Smoking Gun
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