Church employee fired after alleged discovery of child porn

- Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast says 36-year-old Chad Robison is one thing: "I want to emphasize this is a textbook case of an online sexual predator."

Robison spent six years as music director of Seven River Presbyterian in Lecanto but in May, a coworker, planning to play on joke on Robison's computer, allegedly discovered a mountain of child porn.

"On his personal laptop we have more than 3,000 videos and 350,000 photographs that our detectives have combed thru," said the sheriff.

Investigators say many of those videos were recorded online webcam chats between Robison and underage girls, as young as 14, through the website It's a cam-to-cam chat site with users all over the globe.

"We have videos of Robison having virtual sex with an underage female who is not local as well as trying to coerce young girls to show him their breasts," he said. "The defendant was secretly video and recording females in his restroom at his home over the course of the time he gathered pictures and videos."

As for his role at the church, Robison was fired and banned from the facilities shortly after the material was found. Investigators say, at this point, it doesn't appear any of the illegal images were taken on church property.

Hours after being booked Thursday on several sex charges, Robison was released from jail on $26,000 bond. He didn't respond to questions from reporters.

The church did comment however, saying in part that it is fully cooperating with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Investigators are asking any possible victims to come forward. Officials say potential victims could be local, across the U.S. and even in Canada.

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