Actor who plays Captain America at Universal arrested

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
James Alton is charged with transmitting harmful material to a minor.

James Alton as Captain America.

MAITLAND, FL (WESH) - A 30-year-old man who worked at Universal Orlando playing Captain America was arrested on Thursday for sending nude photos to a 16-year-old girl, according to an arrest report.

James Alton is charged with transmitting harmful material to a minor.

Maitland police said Alton met the teen when she took a picture with him while he was working as Captain America.

The girl then posted the photo on social media, and that is when Alton found it and commented on the photo, officials said.

Police said the girl and Alton began an online friendship that turned into explicit conversations via text messages.

According to investigators, Alton sent the girl eight to 10 photos, including photos of his genitals. The girl told police she never met him again after the initial meeting at Universal.

Alton admitted he knew the girl was 16 years old and that sending the images was a bad decision, the arrest report said. He also said he "did not know what he was expecting to receive from sending the photos."

While on his way to jail, police said Alton stated he was nervous and apologized for lying.

Universal said Friday that they fired Alton.

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