Former Florida theme park worker convicted of attempting to meet minor for sex


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A former employee at an Orlando area theme park and Central Florida teacher was convicted this month of attempting to meet a minor for sex.

Dennis Lee Line, 51, of Winter Springs, faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years up to life in federal prison, a Department of Justice news release states.

Lee — a former Universal Orlando employee — taught at Oviedo High School for 18 years, ending in 2019, according to the New York Post. 

Lee met who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl on an online dating application on Feb. 9. Later that day, the 15-year-old girl — who was actually an undercover police officer — and Line began sending text messages to each other. In the text messages, Line initiated a discussion about sex and meeting later that night so that he could teach her about sex and perform oral sex on her, according to the release.

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Mugshot of 51-year-old Dennis Lee Line.
(Orange County Sheriff’s Office)

Line agreed to meet the 15-year-old girl in Orange County after he left his job at a theme park. Unbeknownst to Line, the 15-year-old girl was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. Line was arrested when he arrived at the meeting location.

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The case was investigated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orlando Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A sentencing date is scheduled for Nov. 2.   





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