Pediatrician arrested, charged with possession of child porn

Posted at: 05/14/2014 7:02 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Police arrested a pediatrician living in Albuquerque for possession of child porn.

Juan Eduardo Torres-Santos told police he was doing research on child abuse sex victims in order to diagnose them, yet police say the pediatrician couldn't provide notes and he didn't tell anyone about it.

The 41-year-old pediatrician stood in front of a judge Wednesday.

According to his records Torres-Santos spent most of his time practicing in Houston.    

He also has a license in Pennsylvania.      

According to court documents, a couple of months ago The New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found three child porn videos downloaded from  Torres-Santos' home in the Northeast Heights.

He told police the videos were part of research he was doing because he's a pediatrician but investigators say Torres-Santos didn't document that research or tell his colleagues.    

Even his wife, who is also a doctor, told police she had no idea about the research.

Police say Torres-Santos watched videos of children as young as 7 years old.

Torres-Santos is not working with children here.   

Police say he was waiting on his green card before practicing in New Mexico.     

Court records show he was born in Peru.