The Associated Press

Ex-Prep School Doctor Faces More Child Porn Counts

BOSTON — A federal grand jury has indicted the former medical director of an exclusive Massachusetts prep school on multiple child pornography charges.

Physician Richard Keller of Andover faces two counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography following Tuesday’s indictment.

Authorities arrested the 56-year-old in September on a charge of receiving child pornography, and alleged he’d had child porn delivered to him at Phillips Academy campus before his 2011 resignation.

Authorities said they seized hundreds of photos and several dozen DVDs of child porn from his home.

The indictment charges Keller possessed depictions of minors in sexually explicit conduct, including boys from about 7 to 16 years old.

Keller, who worked at Boston Children’s Hospital and taught at Harvard Medical School, has a Dec. 18 arraignment.

His lawyer couldn’t be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.

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  • Rick

    Dr Keller has served our community extremely well for decades and has helped a great number of children both in his pediatric endocrinology practice, working at schools, and as a Big Brother. There has never been a single accusation made against him for inappropriate behavior with any child with whom he has come into contact.

    The government’s behavior in this case has been nothing short of despicable. They have taken what had been openly sold online by AZOV Films (and still are at Amazon!) and deemed legal naturist videos and reclassified them as “child pornography” on no basis whatsoever. These films had all been judged legal, and Azov’s legal disclaimer can still be seen here: http://web.archive.org/web/20101227234544/http://www.azovfilms.com/legal.asp

    Worse yet, authorities never notified the public that if anyone had purchased these films they were now considered contraband, and hence innocent, unwitting victims never had a chance to properly dispose of them.

    Let us be very clear here: there is no sexual activity whatsoever in these Azov Films that the state has now decided to prosecute with a vengeance, as there are numerous others who are being prosecuted for purchases from Azov Films. These are merely scenes from family naturist retreats of kids swimming, climbing trees, etc. The people I worry about are those who see something sinister in that.

    Dr Keller has now sat in jail for months. They have not even seen fit to grant him bail, something I had thought was a basic American right. An end needs to be put to this travesty forthwith.

  • sconewall

    Rick,
    Thank you for your courage in speaking the truth. It must be heard! This injustice must come to an end.

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