Disney Cruise Magician Charged with Sexual Battery

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A magician from Canada who worked on board a Disney cruise ship has been arrested following an accusation of sexually battering a woman.

The unnamed woman said that she had been friends with 39 year old Andrew Pogson for around six months and she travelled to Orlando on Friday, February 12, as he had offered to take her on a cruise on a Disney line ship where he worked as an entertainer under the stage name of Freddy Fusion.

They stayed at a Marriot hotel just to the north of Orlando International Airport and although they stayed in the same bed, the woman alleges she made it clear to Pogson that she only wanted to be friends.

That night nothing took place but the next day, she became very intoxicated during and following a day out to Epcot. On returning to the hotel, she states she fell asleep but awoke to find Pogson sexually battering her, so she ran outside of the room asking for help. As she was crying hysterically in the hallway, Pogson came out and according to police she punched him twice in the face.

Pogson was arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail where he is currently being held in lieu of $20,000 bail on a charge of sexual battery and has been suspended by Disney cruise line.

 Pogson is a magician and entertainer with Fusion Talent Group and is said to have toured widely with his show which is a mixture of comedy and magic.