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Worship leader arrested after thousands of photos, videos of girls found on computer

Worship leader arrested after thousands of photos, videos of girls found on computer. (Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

A former worship director was arrested after deputies found thousands of photos and videos of young girls on his laptop.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Chad Robison, who worked at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, was arrested Thursday morning. Robison, of Hernando, worked at the church from 2011-2017.

Detectives say they began an investigation on Robison in May after a coworker discovered the material on his computer. Robison was immediately fired.

Detectives say they found over 3,000 videos and over 350,000 photos on his laptop. Authorities say hundreds of those items contained young girls performing virtual sex acts with Robison.

CCSO also say Robison filmed girls who visited his home while they used his bathroom without their knowledge.

Investigators say they discovered several of the victims to be from outside the state of Florida in places like New York and Canada.

“We believe there could be multiple victims," said Major Crimes Capt. Brian Spiddle. “It’s going to be a very difficult and long process to find those who have been victimized by this man.”

Videos the agency obtained go back several years while some are dated to just a couple of months ago.

“I commend the detectives that have been working on this case,” said Sheriff Prendergast. “We’ve just scratched the surface and already we know there are several victims out there. I’m so proud of this unit and what they’ve done to bring charges against this very sick man.”

Deputies say Robison is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, specifically intentionally masturbates live over a computer online services knowing that the transmission is viewed by victim less than 16 years of age; one count of knowingly promoting sexual performance by a child; and three counts of video voyeurism for own use.

He is held on a bond of $26,000.

Deputies are urging parents, church member and anyone who may have had contact with Robison and think they may have been victimized to contact the Sheriff's Office at 352-726-1121.

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