A 58-year-old Orange County doctor turned himself in to the police when an arrest warrant was issued in his name for sex crimes. He was charged with a count of felony possession of child pornography and released on a $50,000 bond.The doctor is alleged to have images of children and teenagers who were engaging in sex acts. The files were stored on his work computer and were discovered by a computer technician who was installing new software on the office system. It is not believed that the doctor had any actual contact with the children in the pictures.
Two men were sentenced in different federal cases for sex crimes including possession of child pornography. Several law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations, cooperated on the cases. The cases were part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, which is designed to protect of children from sexual exploitation and abuse. One of the men has a prior conviction for a sexual offense, which enhanced his sentence to 10 years in custody. Upon his release, he will receive 15 years of supervised release. He was in possession of sexual images on his cellphone. The other defendant received 6.5 years in prison for receiving child pornography. He also allegedly possessed hundreds of sexually explicit photos and videos on his computer.