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Pediatrician Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a pediatrician has admitted that he possessed more than 100,000 images and videos of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said 48-year-old Todd Parrilla of Stonington pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to receipt and distribution of child pornography. Parrilla had a pediatric practice in southeastern Connecticut.

His attorney, Alan J. Sobol, declined to comment when contacted after the court hearing.

Parrilla was arrested last August following the execution of a search and seizure warrant at his residence. Prosecutors say an analysis of the seized computers and hard drives revealed more than 100,000 images and more than 10,000 videos depicting child pornography.

Parrilla faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years when he is sentenced Oct. 24.

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