New Castle McDonald’s employees say man facing child porn charges is back at work near children

NEW CASTLE, Ind. - Employees say a man facing multiple child pornography charges is back at work near kids at the New Castle McDonald's.

Brian Koby, 34, faces ten counts of possession of child pornography. Police say a months-long investigation linked Koby's computer to downloads of pornographic images possibly portraying children. Koby was arrested last month and posted bond on September 23.

CBS4 confirmed Koby worked at a string of five McDonald's location owned by IYQ Management prior to his arrest. Several calls to the company Friday were not returned.

Macy Smeltzer, now a former employee at the New Castle McDonald's, said she quit her job on the spot Thursday when she realized Koby was back.

"It’s just not right for him to be able to sit there and be erotic about watching these kids play," Smeltzer said. "I was just working and he walked behind me. I realized who it was. I looked at my manager and I said I’m leaving, I’m done. I’m not working in this kind of environment."

Smeltzer said she is concerned because the New Castle McDonald's has a "play place" area, which is an indoor playground usually filled with children.

"He would’ve been exposed to who knows how many kids," she said. "As a mother, I don’t want someone looking a my child in a sexual manner. That’s disgusting to me. Not only that, but what if looking turns into touching?"

The Henry County Chief Deputy Prosecutor says the state could not request a no contact order between Koby and children because there was no specific victim in his case. Therefore, Koby is not violating the terms of his bond by working near children.

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