Pediatric doctor faces child porn charge


Associated Press

COLUMBUS

The director of Ohio State University’s pediatric cancer radiation program resigned Wednesday after a federal criminal complaint charged him with downloading child pornography, including videos and photos.

The complaint says Dr. Christopher Pelloski acknowledged to a member of a Franklin County special investigations unit that he used his home desktop computer and a laptop belonging to Ohio State to download child pornography.

The investigation found evidence that Pelloski “downloaded numerous images and videos depicting minors engaged in explicit sexual activity via the internet,” according to the complaint.

Pelloski, 39, was director of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital, and had limited consulting privileges at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. His Ohio State salary was $402,000 annually, according to OSU records.

Pelloski appeared briefly in federal court Wednesday in shackles to hear the complaint but did not enter a plea.

Magistrate judge Norah McCann King ordered him released but said he must remain at home in Upper Arlington on electronic monitoring, surrender his passport and have no unsupervised contact with children.

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