Employee accused of downloading child porn at church

- Detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in a child pornography case, in which it is alleged that illegal images were downloaded by a church employee, using the church's WiFi. 

Investigators said Mark Dewayne Cook, of Cape Canaveral, admitted that he logged on to the Wi-Fi at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud on his cell phone, with the intent to send/receive child sexual exploitation material.  Cook was arrested on two counts of promoting movie/photo sexual performance by a child. 

A spokesperson with the Diocese of Orlando said that Cook was terminated from his position at the time of the arrest.

"We are cooperating with law enforcement's investigation.  If you have any information pertaining to this arrest, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff's Office," said Carol Brinati, chief operating officer and chancellor for the diocese. "We pray for the victims of child pornography and their families, our Parish and school community and all those involved in this situation. May the mercy of God be upon us."

Cook was taken to the Osceola County Jail where he has a $5,000 bond.  This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information on this case or any similar cases is asked to call (407) 348-2222.  

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