Pediatric surgeon pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography | USAO-NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Guy Rosenschein, 68, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty in federal court on Oct. 15 to seven counts of distribution of visual images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and one count of possession of visual images of minors engaging in sexual acts. sexually explicit behavior. Rosenschein remains in custody pending sentencing, which is not scheduled.

According to the plea deal and other court records, Rosenschein, who at the time was a pediatric surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, used a Yahoo! email account to distribute child pornography. On November 8, 2016, while executing a search warrant, investigators found Rosenschein in possession of numerous child pornography devices. Researchers identified more than 19,000 images and 2,000 videos of child pornography in Rosenschein’s possession, of which law enforcement officials confirmed 3,000 images and 197 videos depicted previously identified minor children engaged in sexually explicit behavior.

Under the terms of the plea deal, Rosenschein faces more than 17 years in prison, followed by a minimum term of five years under supervision, and must register as a sex offender. In addition, Rosenschein has agreed to pay $125,000 in restitution, which will be distributed to claiming victims depicted on material recovered from his seized devices.

The FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this case with help from the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory. US Assistant Attorneys Sarah J. Mease, Holland S. Kastrin and Stephen A. White are pursuing the case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing childhood epidemic. to fight. sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. law firms and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Division of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood is deploying federal, state, and local resources to better locate, arrest, and prosecute individuals who exploit children over the Internet, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

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