Pennsylvania Physician Confesses to Child Pornography Charges

Dr Mark Janosko

In the Pittsburgh suburb of McCandless a general practitioner has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 600 images of child sexual activity in his home.

According to Allegheny county investigators, Doctor Mark Janosko, age 48, had downloaded a vast collection of pornographic images of children as young as five years. Many of the photos depicted nude children undergoing sexually sadistic stimulation.

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak will have the option of imposing significant prison time due to the extreme nature of the photos.

Janosko was employed by West Penn Medical Associates in Pittsburgh before the case broke open last July. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State website, his medical license has been suspended.

The wayward MD is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

Here’s more:

http://cranberry.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/north-hills-doctor-to-stand-trial-on-child-pornography-charges_bec5e284

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2 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Physician Confesses to Child Pornography Charges

  1. Doctor Watchdog says:

    What is it about doctors that make them so prone to this sort of thing?

  2. The only thing I can see, the only parallel I can draw, is that of police officers and priests. I think many, many people get into these careers for the right reasons. I suspect the job itself tweaks their moral compass.

    One interesting fact when it comes to doctors is this: the typical MD who finds himself stepping into deep doo-doo is not someone right out of school. It generally isn’t even someone in their 30’s or 40’s. The typical physician found guilty of felony level behavior is almost always in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

    So I strongly suspect much of the impetus for miscreancy is a sense of entitlement.

    Thanks for your comments, as always.

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