As William Bishop was making his rounds at Disney's Swan Resort, he most likely didn't notice the gentleman who had been keening watching him with increased interest. And, as he lead the little girl away from the crowded area- it's almost certain that he didn't know that he was being followed by spying eyes.
But, whether Bishop knew it or not, he had indeed caught the wondering eye of a father, whose children Bishop had come close to earlier. After raising the man's suspicions, every move Bishop made was watched... and studied. So when Bishop began leading the young girl away, he was walking right into a trap.
WFTV- Investigators believe 61-year-old William Bishop has been molesting children for a long time. This time, an 11-year-old boy said he witnessed the crime in the bushes at the Swan Resort at Walt Disney World on Friday.
In fact, before being caught in the act, he allegedly made an earlier attempt on children, whose father then kept a close eye on Bishop as he found another child.
"He then sees the suspect take the child and go into a little wooded area by the pool," Mankewich explained.
As the man's oldest son followed, the 11-year-old boy allegedly witnessed Bishop fondling the 8-year-old girl and touching himself. That's when lifeguards were called in to hold Bishop until deputies arrived.
What is even more sickening is that Bishop had a small handheld video camera on him, leading police to believe that he filmed the abuse, and that he has likely done this before.
I've said it before, and I will continue to say it- the very best defense our children have from these predators is us. We have a incredible responsibility to watch out for not just our children, but every child within eye shot.
Police strongly believe that Bishop has had other victims, that the hunt he has been on has been finely tuned. While we will likely never know just how many have fell victim to Bishop- one things is very clear, he was stopped, he was caught because someone took time to notice his behavior, and took action to make sure that any foul intentions he had would be caught.