A former employee at the Universal Orlando Resort theme park was convicted this month on a charge of attempting to meet a minor for sex, according to the Justice Department.
Dennis Lee Line is a 51-year-old resident of Winter Springs, Florida.
A jury found Line guilty on one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, the DOJ said in a release dated Aug. 11.
The feds said Line began exchanging messages with an undercover officer he believed to be a 15-year-old girl in February.
The pair later exchanged text messages in which Line offered to teach the girl about sex by performing oral sex on her.
The feds said Line attempted to meet with the girl after leaving his shift at Universal Orlando. He was promptly arrested when he arrived at the site.
An arrest affidavit showed that Line used the online alias “Stephen” and purportedly told the undercover officer that he was “absolutely okay” with their age difference, Click Orlando reported.
Line told the detective “I can teach you stuff” during their interaction and said they should “definitely meet tonight,” the outlet previously reported.
The Post has reached out to Universal Orlando representatives for comment on the situation.
Line faces anywhere from 10 years to life in federal prison. He is slated to be sentenced on Nov. 2.
Prior to working at the theme park, Line was a teacher at Oviedo High School in Florida for 18 years, according to the DOJ. He left that job in 2019.