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March 12, 2014

Andover pediatrician sentenced for child pornography charges


Federal agents obtained a search warrant for Keller’s residence and seized multiple items of computer media. In addition, more than 500 high-gloss print-outs of child pornography and approximately 60 to 100 DVDs of child pornography were seized from Keller’s bedroom, which depicted naked boys from approximately 10 to 14 years old engaged in lewd and lascivious displays of their genitalia.

In addition, Keller possessed a DVD containing child pornography, including images and videos that depicted naked boys from approximately age seven to 16 engaged in sexual activity, including oral and anal sex, as well as sadomasochistic conduct. As part of his plea agreement, Keller admitted that he has had a long-standing sexual interest in adolescents since the early 1970s. Keller further admitted to viewing child pornography on the Internet and that he had previously tried to stop, but failed to do so.

U.S Attorney Ortiz, Inspector Binkowski, and Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe made the announcement today.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacy Dawson Belf of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division?s CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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