Downtown Disney Rape Suspect Caught

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Hector Downtown Disney rape suspect

The suspect in a possible rape at Downtown Disney was arrested at his home in Osceola County Florida yesterday.

Hector M. Herrera a 26-year-old man was arrested on a sexual battery warrant Thursday afternoon. He was taken to Osceola County Jail where he bonded out that evening.  He is facing a charge of sexual battery on a physically incapacitated person at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney.

There were surveillance pictures of him leaving the House of Blues last week and he was identified when someone called authorities.

“The investigation remains active and open,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release Thursday afternoon. “We will release more information just as soon as it becomes available.”

He does have a previous arrest in 2012 for possession of cannabis in Osceola County, according to court records. 

Update: The suspect is a Disney Employee and is on unpaid leave after being arrested for the possible rape. He was found Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force.

A Disney spokeswoman would not say how long or where Herrera worked at the theme park

At 1:39 a.m., the surveillance video showed Herrera go up to the victim right after her friends left. They began dancing and he was making sexual gestures. They then left together 13 minutes later. He was holding her around the waist and she was leaning on him.

He did confess to having sex with her. He described her as stumbling with him out to his car, but before they reached the parking lot, she stopped him,” records state. “After the ‘heat of the moment’ subsided, he realized he had made a mistake.” He said he tried to get the woman dressed, but she was “too out of it,” so he left her in the bushes, records show.

He does have prior arrests and has been ticketed for speeding.

He is the father of a 5-year-old girl.