O.C. Foot Doctor Arrested on Child Porn Charges

doct-picSANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A foot doctor from Santa Ana has been arrested for possessing over 1,000 images of child pornography.

58-year-old Dr. Pete Thomas was arrested on Tuesday and booked into Santa Ana jail. He has been released on $50,000 bail.

Police received a tip from a technician that there was child porn on Thomas’ office computer, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, of the Santa Ana Police Department.

Detectives obtained a warrant and seized the computer, Bertagna said.

They went to an FBI lab to check out the images and found “approximately 1,100 pictures of child pornography and/or child erotica,” he said.

The children ranged in age from 7 to early teens. Police said there’s no indication that Thomas was in contact with any of the children.

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