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Dentist faces child pornography charges

One dentist in California was recently arrested on child pornography-related charges. The child pornography charges came after police said they found porn images on the man's computers. The man was taken into custody on a recent Tuesday.

A citizen concerned about the activities of the dentist contacted the police about the 65-year-old man. Police then conducted an investigation using the information they were provided. Following the investigation, which lasted multiple months, police served warrants at the man's office as well as at his house.

Hundreds of child pornography images were found on the dentist's computers. No evidence exists that any patients of the dentist were victims of his alleged crime. The dentist who is now facing criminal charges was actually voted the best dentist in the area by a local newspaper's reader's choice awards. He was also known for being active in the community, including serving on many different boards.

Individuals facing child pornography charges have the right to go to trial if they think this is in their best interests. At trial, the prosecution has to prove their charges by appropriate evidence before they can be convicted. In some cases, defendants consider it to be more beneficial to pursue negotiations for a plea deal, as this might lead to lesser charges and/or a lighter sentence from the court in California. The criminal defense will pursue an outcome that is most personally favorable for the client while also fighting to make sure that all relevant legal rights are upheld at all stages of the criminal proceedings.

Source:, "Salinas dentist accused of possessing child porn", Chelcey Adami, Jan. 19, 2016

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