Man arrested on child porn charges: Porn was ‘only of kids I didn’t know’
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –
A Daytona Beach man, Ronald Lynn, 52, was arrested Tuesday morning telling police he had an “addiction to liking kids.”
Lynn admitted he had downloaded child pornography on many occasions and shared photos and videos with other pedophiles on peer-to-peer file sharing programs.
Police seized computers, DVDs, CDs, a camera and several other items from Lynn’s home.
On one of the hard drives seized, had an estimated 150 suspected videos of child pornography.
Lynn was taken into custody at the Daytona Beach Police Department and told police as he was being escorted into the jail, “The child porn I was downloading was only of kids I didn’t know. None of them are real. I don’t make my own videos, I promise. Maybe we can work this out since they are not local girls. It’s not technically illegal to look at photos of kids you don’t know, is it?”
In the station, Lynn continue to speak, this time through tears:
“I’m sorry, but it’s an addiction no different than being a drunk or a drug-addict. Can you just take me to pedophile rehab instead of putting me in jail? I’m really sorry about this.”
Lynn is charged with two counts of promotion of sexual performance by a child and 18 counts of possession of photos of sexual performance by a child. His bond was set at $210,000.