Illinois Physician Admits Guilt in Child Porn Case

Dr Edward J. McMenamin

Dr Edward J. McMenamin

In an elegant little village called Downers Grove a doctor originally arrested on multiple charges of child pornography has confessed his guilt in the DuPage County Courthouse. Judge Liam Brennan accepted the MD’s plea last Tuesday.

Doctor Edward J. McMenamin, age 68, was initially charged with 17 counts of possessing and mailing illicit juvenile images when he was taken into custody last May outside his home. He was held pending $500,000 bail.

According to the court record, law enforcement first learned of the wayward doctor’s despicable behavior in 2013, when they were advised by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone in Downers Grove was known to be sending and receiving videos of child sexual acts via the internet.

McMenamin, who had treated patients for more than 30 years in the community, was the Family Practice Chairman at Good Samaritan Hospital and was associated with Advocate Health Care.

Illinois State Attorney Robert Berlin said this after the trial:

“The truth is, every image and video that this doctor had in his possession represents an innocent victim. These young victims have had their innocence stolen from them, just to satisfy the revolting desires of sexual deviants.”

The doctor’s medical license has been suspended by the state and his employment was terminated by Advocate Health Care.

McMenamin is scheduled for sentencing on May 11. He faces 6-30 years in state prison.

Here’s another view of this case:

http://news.yahoo.com/video/downers-grove-doctor-faces-17-103442483.html

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2 thoughts on “Illinois Physician Admits Guilt in Child Porn Case

  1. Maybe calling it a “scandal” is a little over-the-top.

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