Polk County church leader arrested on 40 counts of child porn

BARTOW, Fla - Deputies arrested a Bartow man arrested after detectives allegedly found pornographic images of children on his computer.

A family member alerted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that Homer Rudd had been viewing pornographic images on a computer he owned.  Detectives searched the computer and found pornographic images of girls ranging in age of 4-16 years-old.

Rudd is a in a leadership position at Lake Hamilton Baptist Church according to detectives.

Rudd was charged with 40 counts of Sexual Performance by a Child (Possession of Child Pornography). He is being held on $40,000 bond in the South County Jail.

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