FDLE: Sanford man downloads thousands of images of child porn

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SANFORD, Fla. —

Only WFTV's cameras were there Monday morning for what investigators are calling a child pornography bust in Sanford.

Investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said they confiscated hard drives and computers from a home on Sweet Holly Lane, where Lyn Longsworth, 45, lives with his parents.

Authorities said Longsworth, who worked in operations at Full Sail University, downloaded hundreds of thousands of pornographic images of children.

Agents said the Cyber Crimes Taskforce was conducting investigations online and found Longsworth was downloading images and video.

"A number of computers, hard drives and other components that we will be taking into custody as evidence and conducting further forensics on these items," said FDLE investigator Tony Rodriguez.

"I was shocked, and I talk to him a lot," said neighbor Jim Toth.

Toth said he would have never suspected Longsworth was involved in child pornography, but investigators said he has been downloading and collecting pornographic images and videos of children since 2006.

"We're talking about hundreds of thousands of child pornography images contained in these files," said Tony Rodriguez of the FDLE.

While investigators said there's no evidence Longsworth had any contact with children, neighbors told Channel 9 that was their first concern when they learned about the arrest.

"That's sick to me, you know," said Toth. "That's sick and we got a lot of kids running around here, too."

Investigators said Longsworth was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He was booked into the Seminole County Jail without bail.