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Dr. Robert Dickey accused of child porn crimes

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A well-known D.C. pediatrician who has cared for thousands of children is accused of possessing child pornography.

Early Wednesday morning FBI agents and D.C. police arrested 73-year-old Robert Dickey at his home on 38th Street, where he operates his practice.

According to federal court documents, on April 10th Microsoft notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that 14 child pornography images were uploaded to an e-mail address belonging to Dickey.

Authorities said the office with two exam rooms was dirty, cluttered, and unkempt. The doctor was scheduled to see approximately 20 patients Wednesday and authorities say they found Dickey inside his personal office viewing a website with child pornography and child erotica on the desktop computer.

Despite rampant disbelief among parents, prosecutors stated he acknowledged the alleged crimes. In a recorded statement, prosecutors said, “Dickey stated he visits child pornography sites, downloads child pornography, and stores it on an external drive."

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