Do You Agree With the Judge in the Pediatric Dentist Pornography Case?

A Framingham Court judge decided a pediatric dentist can continue to see patients while awaiting a court date on pornography charges.

A pediatric dentist with an office in Framingham was arraigned this week on charges of possession of child pornography for images allegedly found on his laptop computer, said Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.


He plead not guilty on the charges.

The District Attorney's office requested that the defendant be held on $25,000 cash bail with the following conditions: commit no crimes, have no contact with children under 18, no unsupervised contact with his own child, no employment or volunteer work with children under 18, no computer or Internet use, and wear a GPS monitor and check in with probation. 

The Framingham District Court judge disagreed and ruled the pediatric dentist could continue to treat patients in his Framingham office, while the case continues through the court system.

Do you agree with the judge? If your child had an appointment with this dentist, would you keep it?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Doug Melanson December 30, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I see, while I appreciate comments from all it seems the editor of the Sudbury patch and kristen have let their local sudbury arguments spill over to here. Thank you for your reply. You also have a great weekend and Happy New Year!
Dee Artis December 30, 2012 at 07:05 PM
As a dental hygienist and as a mom, I think the judge should not have allowed him to practice. I would NEVER allow my children to go to a dentist, doctor, etc, without my being present. Also, as a dental hygienist, I would want the parents there for many reasons. Parents need to be less trusting and more vigilant when it comes to their kids. If a dentist or pediatrician told me I had to wait outside, I would go find another practitioner.
Kirsten Vandijk December 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM
DGM, I do apologize for causing you any undo harm from the issues our Town of Sudbury has had to deal with since the Natick resident Robert Fucci became Editor of Sudbury Patch a couple of years ago. My comment to the Framingham Patch Editor was sincere in that her dedication to quality Editorial work was something Sudbury is in need of. I do hope you can appreciate that not all towns that have Patch are as fortunate as Framingham. This particular topic and article is somewhat similar in style to some of the articles written by the Sudbury Patch editor over the past year yet the conversation generated by such a controversial issue has been managed and directed very well by the author. I wish you and yours a Happy New Year and thank you for recognizing the issues our town is facing regarding Patch.
Sarah Smith January 05, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Ever wonder why there is so much sexual misconduct in our society? Just like Big Tobacco, the pornography industry doesn't want the public to know the dangers and effects of their product. You have been told that watching porn is normal, harmless and that everybody does it. You have been lied to. Find out the TRUTH. Then make your choice. http://porntruth.wordpress.com
Resident89 April 02, 2013 at 08:53 PM
JG his arrogance towards the parents was not called for and telling a parent of a three year old to stay in the lobby when your child does not want to go was clearly wrong and a pervert will use intimidation to get what he wants.


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