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Prosecutors are calling for a four-year ...
Prosecutors are calling for a four-year sentence for Christopher Pelloski, former director of Ohio State University's pediatric cancer radiation program.
He pleaded guilty last year to a single count of accessing digital files intending to view child pornography.
Sentencing is May 2.
A criminal complaint against Pelloski last summer said he
acknowledged to investigators that he
home desktop computer and a laptop belonging to Ohio State University
to download child pornography.
Evidence against Pelloski
included two graphic videos and about 85 images of child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney's office
Pelloski's family struggled financially as he
was growing up in an emotionally abusive household, his
attorneys said in a Thursday court filing.
was sexually abused three times, they said.
compensated for his
childhood by becoming an overachiever but also developed poor coping skills, such as abusing alcohol, the filing said.
crime "was a misguided attempt at processing his
own abuse and repressed memories," attorneys said.
They don't ask for a specific sentence, merely a "lenient" punishment that would include mental health and substance abuse treatment.
could face nearly six years in prison, but prosecutors are recommending four years followed by five years of supervision.
They acknowledge his
troubled childhood but say his
crime was a serious one.
Files viewed by investigators were "truly disturbing," and evidence showed Pelloski
had been engaged in child porn since 2007, according to a government court filing Thursday.
Prosecutors also said Pelloski's crime came at a time when he
was providing care for children in his
jobs, which included work at a children's hospital in Columbus, prosecutors said.
There is no allegation the child pornography involved children in his
"The government believes that the position of trust and responsibility that the defendant was given in regards to young and vulnerable children heightens his
culpability in this case and warrants a significant term of incarceration," they said.
The state medical board has suspended Pelloski's license pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.
must reapply to practice medicine again.
Judge Algenon Marbley set May 2nd ...
Judge Algenon Marbley set May 2nd as the sentencing date for OSU Pediatrician Christopher Pelloski who is charged with accessing child pornography.
The child-pornography case against ...
The child-pornography case against pediatric-cancer doctor Christopher E. Pelloski has been unsealed by a federal judge.
U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley made the case public on Tuesday, 15 days after he
had sealed it.
Pelloski was director of the pediatric radiation-oncology program at Ohio State University when he was arrested in July and charged with one count of accessing child pornography.
He signed an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office on Oct. 2 to plead guilty to the charge and register as a sex offender.
AACI Update / June 2010
Dr. Christopher Pelloski has been recruited to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute as the first director of pediatric radiation oncology.
He also serves as director of the radiation oncology residency program and medical student education.
Pelloski, who brings considerable expertise in treating pediatric and adult central nervous system malignancies, holds the joint appointment with Nationwide Children's Hospital for pediatric radiation oncology.
His research interests include studying radiation resistance in pediatric cancers along with molecular biomarkers and translational research. more...
Pelloski, the former ...
Pelloski, the former director of Ohio State University's pediatric cancer radiation program, said he also added to the pain felt by families whose children he was treating, since they had to wonder if he had ever harmed their children.
"I've generated a lot of harm and I've hurt those who loved me the most," Pelloski
The government found no evidence that Pelloski
committed crimes with children under his
Graham also fined Pelloski
$10,000, placed him on federal supervision for five years after his release from prison and strictly restricted his future Internet use.
must also register as a sex offender.
Pelloski said he hopes to get a job researching cancer cures and become an anti-child pornography advocate.
Graham said his goal was imposing a sentence strict enough to reflect the seriousness of the crime but taking into account several positive things about Pelloski
, including his career spent researching and treating childhood cancer.
Graham allowed Pelloski
, 40, to stay free on bond and report to a federal prison in two months.
Evidence against Pelloski
included two graphic videos and about 85 images of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office