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FLORIDA: Sanford pastor, student arrested for child porn

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Pastor Cedric Eugene Cuthber was arrested for viewing pornographic videos of teen girls
Two Sanford men – a pastor and Seminole State student – were arrested in separate incidents this week when police discovered they were looking at child pornography online.

The Sanford pastor, who has since been removed from his duties at the Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, was caught watching child pornography on his work computer at Disney’s Port Orleans resort, according to his arrest report.

Cedric Eugene Cuthbert, 49, had worked at the resort for more than seven years before he was fired.

According to his arrest report Cuthbert was loading during his shift – while writing his Easter Sunday sermon.

Cuthbert faces charges of possession of material including sexual conduct by a child and soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using a computer. He was arrested Wednesday and released on a $12,500 bond Thursday and was instructed by a judge not to have contact with anyone under 18.

In a separate incident a 38-year-old Seminole State College student was also arrested Wednesday after investigators at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office discovered he was sharing child pornography on the internet.

Police said they traced the files to David Gerard Lester’s IP address and subsequently found the videos on his computer after a warrant was served to search his residence.

According to Lester’s arrest report police also found a video of a juvenile in a bathtub which was taken without her knowledge.

Lester was charged with six counts of possession of material including sexual conduct by a child, two counts of cruelty toward a child by promoting a sexual performance, and voyeurism of a child less than 16-years-old.

Lester was released on a $17,000 bond on Thursday. He was ordered by a judge not to have contact with his victims, not to use a computer and he was also placed on a monitoring device.

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