Legal News

Pediatric Dentist Faces Child Porn Charges, but Keeps Up his Practice
Download PDF

A pediatric dentist charged with the possession and distribution of child pornography gets to keep his job and continue treating children, a judge ruled. The terms of his bail nevertheless minimize any access to committing further crimes.

Melvin A. Ehrlich, 52, treats children with dental problem and operates a business called Wee Care for Kids whose websites describes his practice as “Individualized Preventative Dental Care for Toddlers, Children, Adolescents and those with Special Needs.”

The page that specifically introduces Dr. Ehrlich explains that he chose pediatric dentistry because “I love being around children. They’re so honest, humorous and fun. I find it very refreshing and wouldn’t give it up for anything.”

  
What
Where


His feelings may have in fact been more conflicted than that. When Ehrlich sent in his laptop for repair, the service provider discovered illicit images of children on the computer, and contacted police, leading to two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography. He allegedly used his laptops “under various user names to download and distribute commercially traded child pornography images,” said a news release.

Nevertheless, “While the case remains under development and investigation, there is currently no evidence that presently leads law enforcement to believe that Ehrlich physically abused any children or manufactured any images of child pornography,” the news release also stated.

The terms of his bail, as set by Framingham District Court Judge Robert Greco, released him on $10,000 cash with conditions of no further crimes, no use of a computer beyond work-related purposed; these terms were lighter than intended by the prosecuting attorney who wished for $25,000 bail and no contact at all with minors.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Ehrlich, for his part, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is expected to appear in court February 11 for a pre-trial conference.





 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Defense Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks defense attorney with 3-4 years of solid litigation experie...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 4+ years of experience

USA-MD-Baltimore

Baltimore office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 4+ years of experience. The candidate ...

Apply Now

Attorney with 2+ years of experience in civil litigation

USA-CA-Sacramento

Sacramento office of our client seeks attorney with 2+ years of experience in civil litigation. The ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney

USA-NM-Corrales

Part and Full Time Attorneys, licensed and in good standing in NM. Minimum of 3-5 years of experienc...

Apply now

Medical Malpractice Paralegal

USA-NY-New York City

Looking for an experienced medical malpractice paralegal to join our team. Will be working on wel...

Apply now

Medical Malpractice Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Looking for an experienced medical malpractice attorney to join our team. Will be working on well...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Secretary

USA-IN-Terre Haute

Legal Assistant / Secretary needed for bankruptcy law firm. Duties include answering telephones, sch...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top