Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy facing child porn charges
WPTV / Palm Beach County
Kurt Castaldo

By Sam Smink, WPTV

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- (WPTV) -- A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office road patrol deputy is facing eight child porn-related charges.

According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Kurt Castaldo is on administrative leave with pay. Investigators say the road patrol deputy told them he's had interest in child porn for nearly 20 years.

According to Castaldo's arrest report, detectives said a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led them to his Tumblr account, which uploaded sexually explicit photos and videos of young boys.

PBSO said they arrested him at work. Castaldo was booked Wednesday on charges that include cruelty toward a child/direct promotion of sexual performance by a child, obscene material possession, obscene communication and use of a 2-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

According to an arrest report, Castaldo admitted he had a profile on Tumblr. That same profile was linked to videos and images involving boys between the ages of six and 16 being sexually abused, forced to perform sex acts, and exposing themselves. Investigators say Castaldo admitted he recently searched for child porn on his Iphone in the past year.

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