Written by Tony Di Domizio
A Lansdale man is sitting in prison, waiting for extradition to Florida to answer a charge of felony video voyeurism of a child under the age of 16, for allegedly photographing an 8-year-old boy in a bathroom stall at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.Joseph Cionzynski, 59, of the 300 block of Perkiomen Avenue, was taken into custody Wednesday by Lansdale Police, a day after Orange County Sheriff’s issued an arrest warrant, according to The Reporter. He was arraigned before District Judge Harold Borek on Wednesday.
According to authorities, Cionzynski allegedly took cell phone photos of the boy from under a partition from an adjacent stall.
The boy could only identify the man by his shoes, police said. When the boy ran out to his mother and told her of the alleged perversion, they identified Cionzynski as the alleged voyeur by his shoes, police said.
The mother confronted Cionzynski, who was escorted out of the bathroom by Animal Kingdom security, police said.
Cionzynski told police the incident was a “misunderstanding” and he was willing to cooperate with them, police said.
While authorities did not find the photos immediately on Cionzynski’s phone, a further investigation did locate the alleged photos, police said. Initially, police allegedly found two photos of male genitalia on Cionzynski’s phone.
Cionzynski, who told authorities he is a Boy Scout leader, is banned from any Walt Disney property, according to The Reporter.