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Pediatric dentist in Framingham arrested on child porn charges

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FRAMINGHAM (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A pediatric dentist with an office in Framingham was arrested on Wednesday for possession of child pornography following an investigation by local, state, and federal authorities.

Melvin Ehrlich, 52, of Millis, is facing charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court.

According to authorities, Ehrlich sent his laptop computer to a service provider for maintenance work to remove a reported virus from the computer. While working on Ehrlich's laptop, the service provider came across downloaded images of child pornography and contacted Framingham Police.

An investigation was conducted which revealed that Ehrlich used his laptop computer under various names to download and distribute commercially traded child pornography images.

The data recovered was sent to and confirmed to be commercially traded child pornography by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ehrlich is a pediatric dentist who operates a business called Wee Care for Kids in Framingham.

The case is under investigation; however, 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.

Anyone with information should contact Framingham Police (508) 872-1212 or the Middlesex District Attorney's Office Child Abuse Unit at (781) 897-8400.

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