Alaska Doctor ‘Guilty’ in Child Porn Case: U.S. Medicine’s 43rd Such Embarrassment This Year

Dr Greg Salard

Dr Greg Alan Salard

It only took a federal jury less than two hours to convict an Alaskan family doctor on child pornography charges. It wasn’t exactly rocket science to figure out: the perverted physician had tracked his internet footprints all over some pretty disgusting websites.

Doctor Greg Alan Salard, one of only four doctors in the town of Wrangell, was found guilty of Distributing and Receiving Child Pornography. A 12-person jury returned  the verdicts in U.S. District Court after deliberating 90 minutes last summer.

Judge Timothy Burgess presided over the trial, which took place in the Juneau Federal Building.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon, Salard had downloaded nearly 600 files of graphic child images, and his “last viewed” items listed on his computer’s media player before his arrest,  were child pornographic videos.

Salard was arrested at his Wrangell home in October 2014, after FBI website investigators traced illicit activity to Salard’s laptop that had been going on since at least February. Investigators could easily see that the wayward physician had shared more than 100 sexually explicit files of children with others, by utilizing a peer-to-peer, file sharing network. Salard was handcuffed and taken to jail after detectives searched his home and gathered up his laptop computer as evidence. They found that the doctor had just started a program to erase the computer’s hard drive, when officers got to his house.

The physician had been employed by Alaska Island Community Services at Wrangell Medical Center as chief of staff, where he treated both children and adults. Those facilities report he has been terminated.

Salard, a 54 year-old family medicine specialist, will be extradited to Louisiana to face an older Rape charge, after his sentencing in Alaska in December. He could get a 20-year term for each offense, as well as a $250,000 fine.

Here’s more:

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-26/former-wrangell-doctor-hit-third-child-porn-charge

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