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Podiatrist Accused of Possessing Child Porn

pod-pervSANTA ANA — A podiatrist accused of possessing more than 1,100 child porn images on his office computer has been ordered to appear in court Thursday.

Pete Thomas, 58, of Long Beach could face a maximum sentence of three years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration if convicted on child pornography charges.

The images were discovered by a computer technician who was installing a scanner of the doctor’s computer.

He reported the find to his boss who contacted police.

The images depict girls from 7 to 12 years old in various stages of undress and involved in sexual acts with grown men, prosecutors said.

Thomas, who worked at Coastline Podiatry in Santa Ana, Thomas, is free on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information can call district attorney’s office investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-8794.

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