Titusville youth pastor arrested on child pornography charges

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday arrested a Titusville man on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

FDLE Agents began investigating Lucas Dillon Brandenburg in July after identifying a computer at his residence sharing images of child pornography. Brandenburg, 30, is a youth pastor for Building 418, a ministry of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville.

Brandenburg was booked into the Brevard County Jail on $350,000 bond.

According to the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida Brandenberg has been terminated as an employee of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Titusville and is prohibited from being on all church property or having contact with any children.

“Before his employment at St. Gabriel’s, Brandenburg was subject to a thorough background check and had fulfilled the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida’s required Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse certificate program,” said Joe Thoma, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. “Completion of the program is mandatory for all workers — paid or volunteer — who have contact with youth at diocesan organizations.”

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