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Children's Hospital doctor arrested on child porn charge

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BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A 56-year-old pediatric doctor from Andover answered to child pornography charges on Thursday.

Dr. Richard Keller has been arrested and charged with receipt of child pornography. Keller is accused of buying more than 50 films depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct online. During a search of his home, police claim to have found over 500 photographs and between 60 and 100 DVDs.

Keller is a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital and is also a pediatrics instructor at Harvard Medical School. Keller was the medical director at Phillips Academy for 19 years before stepping down for undisclosed reasons in 2011.

Upon learning of the allegations made against Keller, Boston Children's Hospital released the following statement:

"Providing safe and appropriate care in a safe and protective environment is the absolute paramount priority for Boston Children's Hospital. When the hospital learned of the allegations against Dr. Richard Keller earlier today, he was immediately put on administrative leave pending results of the investigation by the US Attorney's Office. We will cooperate fully with the US Attorney's Office and all other involved regulatory and legal authorities. No complaints or concerns have been expressed by any patients or family members about the care Dr. Keller provided while he was at Children's."


If convicted, Keller faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison.

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