On Tuesday July 21st, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received a cyber-tip concerning the download of possible child pornography in Osceola County. The investigation revealed that images and or data known to be child pornography was downloaded by someone using the internet account assigned to Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at 700 Brown Chapel Road in Saint Cloud.
Osceola Sheriff Detectives made contact with the Operations Manager of the Church and school property, Mark Dewayne Cook, of Cape Canaveral, FL. who cooperated with the investigation and admitted that he did log on to the church’s Wi-Fi, on his personal cellular 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. This is an active and ongoing investigation and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to gather any additional information. Anyone with information on this case or any similar cases please contact us at (407) 348-2222.