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story.lead_photo.caption Guy Rosenschein

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to hear from anyone who had contact with a pediatric surgeon who worked in Northwest Arkansas for a decade after he was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.

Guy Rosenschein was arrested in November 2016 in connection with the crimes in Albuquerque, N.M. He pleaded not guilty to two distribution charges and one possession charge a year ago in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico.

An FBI news release states Rosenschein worked as a surgeon and urologist in Northwest Arkansas from 2001 to 2012, but doesn't say where he worked. It asks anyone with information about his contact with minors to call the Albuquerque office at (505) 889-1300.

An FBI public information officer at the office on Friday said he couldn't comment beyond the release.

Northwest Health spokeswoman Christina Bull said Rosenschein was on the hospital's staff until 2010, but was an independent physician, meaning he might have worked elsewhere as well. She didn't answer questions about how long he worked with the system or whether Northwest has contacted his former patients.

Mercy Northwest Arkansas didn't employ him, spokeswoman Jennifer Cook said Friday afternoon. A Washington Regional Medical Center representative didn't return a message Friday.

The investigation into Rosenschein started in mid-2016, when the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office says it found a computer registered to the doctor distributing visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexual conduct on two occasions. A federal grand jury later accused him of possessing a thumb drive containing pornography involving prepubescent minors, according to his indictment.

Rosenschein started working at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2012 and was fired immediately after his arrest, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The newspaper early this year reported Rosenschein's attorney said the allegations are "baseless hysteria" stemming from photos of patients that were taken for medical purposes.

Trial was set to begin this month but has been delayed because of complexities in the case and its evidence, according to a court order. Online court documents didn't show a new scheduled date.

NW News on 12/16/2017

Print Headline: FBI seeks info on pediatrician

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