Former pediatrician charged with distributing child porn - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Former pediatrician charged with distributing child porn

Posted: Updated:
BOSTON (WHDH) - A semi-retired pediatrician was arrested Tuesday and accused of collecting child pornography.

Federal agents raided 64-year-old Daniel O’Hern’s house in Mashpee and took some of his belongings.

“I just saw all these cop cars, a van and people carrying boxes out to the van. I was like ‘hey what’s going on?’ and they kind of looked at me and turned back around,” said Zyre Austin, a neighbor.

O’Hern was arraigned on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Neighbors said they had known him for years and he seemed fine, but there was some concern when he first moved in.

“I don’t know how to explain my feelings because I feel like I have been deceived by him because there have been a few complaints about him when he first moved in and I always defended him because I knew his family background,” Mary Oullet said.

O’Hern, now semi-retired, practiced in Virginia and New York. In 2011 he wrote a pediatric parenting book.

“I never saw him touch children and there are plenty of them in here. All he ever does is walk his dog,” Oullet said.

If convicted, O’Hern would face a minimum of five years and a maximum of 30 years.
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.