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Pastor Cedric Eugene Cuthbert Arrested For Allegedly Watching Child Porn While Writing Sermon

A Florida pastor was arrested after allegedly watching child pornography on his work computer.

Pastor Cedric Eugene Cuthbert of St James African Methodist Episcopal Church, who was employed at Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort as a housekeeping manager, was also working on his Easter sermon while he reportedly watched the graphic videos.

Apparently Disney has a monitoring system in place that takes screen shots of employee computers every three seconds. The system recorded Cuthbert writing his church sermon on John chapter 13 verses 1-35 and Psalm 148 while he was also loading pornographic YouTube videos involving teenage girls, Free Thinker reported.

Cutherbert, 49, has been charged with soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct and possession of a sexual performance by a child. He also lost his job at the resort.

Walt Disney World spokesperson Andrea Finger said the company informed the authorities about what had happened.

"He's no longer with the company," she said. "There are controls in place that make us aware of activity, and we notified law enforcement."

Members of Cutherbert’s church were “floored” when they found out what happened. Neighbor Shirlene Smith also said she was shocked. “You’ve got to be kidding. And his wife is a minister, too.”

A judge set Cuthburt's bond at $12,500 and ordered him not to have contact with children under 18

Sources: Free Thinker, The Sun-Sentinel

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