Naples Doctor Accused of Possessing Child Pornography
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A Naples doctor was arrested Friday on charges of child pornography after Collier County investigators allegedly found child pornography files offered for distribution from his internet IP address.
Comcast apparently confirmed the IP address belonged to the doctor and a search of his home was conducted Friday.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, 50 child pornography videos were found on a Dell laptop that allegedly belonged to the doctor.
A total of three laptops were apparently uncovered by detectives. According to police, more forensic examinations will be done on the computers which could mean the doctor will face additional charges.
The doctor, a urologist on staff with NCH Healthcare since May 2007, was arrested and charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.
Child pornography is classified as a sex crime in the state of Florida, and a conviction can result in prison time, heavy fines, probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender. These crimes are taken very seriously and can result in both state and federal charges. Due to the complex nature of child pornography offenses, it is essential to make sure you have a sex crimes defense lawyer on your side. The law regarding sex crimes is very strict and the system tends to presume suspects as guilty before accusations can be countered. The Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can make sure your rights remain protected by building the strongest possible defense on your behalf.
Arrests for child pornography offenses can stem from something as simple as a computer glitch or a keyboard error. The Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton work with IT technical and investigative experts in order to uncover the facts that lead to you being investigated or arrested for charges related to child porn. There are many considerations in child pornography cases that may be used to your advantage, including:
- The age of the children in the images
- The number of images found in your possession
- What the images actually portray
- Whether the images were exchanged with others
If you are facing child pornography charges in Naples, or elsewhere throughout the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or call us statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.