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    ME - Dr. David York for child pornography, Topsham, 2010

    Topsham doctor nabbed for child porn

    By Darcie Moore, Times Record Staff
    Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:13 PM EDT

    TOPSHAM — A doctor from Topsham was arrested at his home Tuesday on a warrant and now faces child pornography charges.

    According to a release issued Wednesday by the Maine Department of Public Safety, Dr. David A. York, who is a physician with Concentra Medical Centers in Augusta and Lewiston, faces five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of children younger than 12.

    York, who is 59, was arrested at his home at 212 Congress Circle at about 5 p.m. The State Police Computer Crimes Unit, with assistance from Topsham police, took York into custody. He was taken to the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

    Col. Patrick Fleming, chief of the Maine State Police, said the Computer Crimes Unit seized two computers from York’s house Tuesday morning. Preliminary examinations show hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, according to a release from the Department of Public Safety.

    State Police Special Agent Michael McFadden obtained an arrest warrant for York on Tuesday afternoon from West Bath District Court.

    Fleming said there are no indications that any of the images are of Maine children, but examination of the two computers continues. It appears most of the images are from file sharing with other personal computers around the country, also known as a peer-to-peer network, the release states.

    Fleming said York’s alleged transgressions attracted the attention of the Computer Crimes Unit in November and is part of a backlog of cases.

    According to a Topsham police spokesman, York’s bail was set at $2,500. Two Bridges Regional Jail confirmed Wednesday that York posted the $2,500 bail and was released.

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    http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/...d469309475.txt

    I'm outraged! I live in Maine and grew up in the mid-coast area, where this creep was arrested. When I read that the Computer Crimes Unit knew of this since November I immediately thought of the Somer Thompson case. What if this guy had abducted,raped, and killed a child in the interim, until the time that he was finally arrested?! I understand that investigations such as this take time but (huge but!), what measures are taken in the meantime, until these offenders are apprehended and arrested, to safeguard unsuspecting parents/children from falling prey to these creeps?!

    I also have a serious issue with the (laughable) amount of bond - RUFKM?! $2,500.00 - IMO, that speaks volumes about how serious the state of Maine (my state ) takes child pornography. I don't recognize this Dr's name but he's 59 years-old so he's obviously been a practicing physician for some period of time. I will not be surprised to learn, after I do some digging, that this Dr. didn't just start downloading/viewing child pornography in November 2009... If anybody knows anything about this doctor's past history (other states he may have practiced in previously...), please, please post. By now (re: Somer Thompson...) it's apparent that the safety of our children is not a priority for LE during the CP investigative process - The state of Maine has only further displayed a real lack of care and concern for the safety of our children by releasing this guy on a $2,500.00 bail - Shaking my head in disbelief.

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    Dr. York had a family practice therefore he would have had access to children - I'd like to know when he voluntarily surrendered his license?


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    I don't know whether or not he still has a practice in New Hampshire but thought I'd post it...



    http://www.drscore.com/New_Hampshire..._10817604.html

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    He may (I want to stress "may") have/had a practice in NC. The age is correct, middle initial, area of practice (family physician), and the medical school he attended (Toronto, Canada), but, until I've confirmed it further, I'll simply post the link for anyone interested rather than posting the image of the report/page itself just yet.

    http://www.healthline.com/doctors/fa...d-york/3858732

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    I did find a link between New Hampshire and NC - The following information was obtained from NH's State Board of Medicine (Link below);

    License Number: 9293
    License Date: 9/7/1994
    Name: DAVID A. YORK MD
    Address: COX RDURGENT CARE
    603 COX RD
    GASTONIA NC 28310
    Specialty: FP - Family Practice
    Board Certified: FP - Family Practice
    School and Year of Graduation: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 1981
    Internship and Year: DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - HALIFAX NS 1982
    Residency and Year: DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - HALIFAX NS 1983
    License Expiration Date: 6/30/2010

    http://www4.egov.nh.gov/medicineboard/Disclaimer.aspx

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    I can now safely confirm that Dr. David A. York practiced in the state of North Carolina;


    http://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Client...onResults.aspx

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    Posting the image I referred to in my previous post w/the link only at that time;



    http://www.healthline.com/doctors/fa...d-york/3858732

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    I wonder if this arrest had anything to do with the Edmonton, Canada Child Porn bust? They're saying that the arrests reach into 20 countries. Hmmm

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    $2,500 bail?! You have got to be freaking kidding me! That is crazy. I hope this pervert doesn't get just a slap on the wrist.
    Happy New Years

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    Remember when they first arrested Dr. Earl Bradley--his bail was low. It wasn't long after he was originally arrested (and posted bail) that more evidence came out. He surrendered and then they raised the bail significantly. I hear it's now $10,000 x 471 (the number of charges). That's appropriate, IMO.

    I'm still wondering if this arrest might be linked to Project Unity--the big porn bust originating in Edmonton, Canada. They've arrested 73 people in 20 countries and they say they're not done yet. I noticed this line:

    "In Maine, a suspect was charged with sexual assault, and Strain believes a rescue of a child was involved in that case."

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/cana.../13408651.html
    Last edited by Missizzy; 04-01-2010 at 11:56 AM.


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    I found the following statement made by J. Delorimier ludicrous (BBM);

    York was licensed to practice medicine in Maine in 2008 and lists his address with the state's Board of Licensure as Charlotte, N.C.

    Concentra Medical Centers is a national health care company with five locations in Maine. York treated patients in Augusta and Lewiston.

    John Delorimier, spokesman for Concentra, said the company fired York on Wednesday. He said York had been with the company for one year.

    "It's tragic and disturbing," Delorimier said in a telephone interview. "We found out late yesterday and immediately suspended the doctor from services at Concentra."

    Delorimier said York had very little, if any, contact with children on the job. He said Concentra specializes in occupational medicine, so nine out of every 10 patients would be adults.

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/phys...010-03-25.html

    ONLY 9 OUT OF 10! I'd like to ask Mr. Delorimier how many (in total) patients Dr. York had. It's obvious that this guys #1 concern is not about the potential child victims of Dr. York's but about damage control for Concentra. I wonder how well they checked this Dr. out before hiring him as he seems to have moved around quite alot; North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Maine that we know of thus far. IMO there's a history here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    Remember when they first arrested Dr. Earl Bradley--his bail was low. It wasn't long after he was originally arrested (and posted bail) that more evidence came out. He surrendered and then they raised the bail significantly. I hear it's now $10,000 x 471 (the number of charges). That's appropriate, IMO.

    I'm still wondering if this arrest might be linked to Project Unity--the big porn bust originating in Edmonton, Canada. They've arrested 73 people in 20 countries and they say they're not done yet. I noticed this line:

    "In Maine, a suspect was charged with sexual assault, and Strain believes a rescue of a child was involved in that case."

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/cana.../13408651.html
    Good point Missizzy but I don't think they can change it once the amount set is posted. Dr. York bailed almost immediately - he probably had $2,500.00 alone lying around the house just from pocket change...

    I'm curious too if this is connected to the Edmonton bust. I've looked (still looking as time permits) but very little is being said. I live in Northern Maine, right next to the border of New Brunswick, so Edmonton isn't very far from me - not being a Canadian resident I don't know if this is simply how it is in Canada (very little released info in these type of cases) or what? Maybe one of our Canadian WSer's will help us out here.

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    Video Link of Dr. David York Speaking to the Media

    http://www.myfoxmaine.com/news/89110512.html

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    Doctor Arrested on Child Porn Charges
    By News 13

    Story Created: Mar 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM EDT

    (Story Updated: Mar 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM EDT )

    David A. York, a doctor in Topsham, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with five counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under the age of 12.

    Investigators say they found hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on his computer. York was taken to jail, where he was released after posting $2,000 Wednesday night.

    Speaking from his doorstep at his Topsham apartment, Dr. York responded to the charges, saying what he was charged with was "a small part" of his life, which has now become "a big part."

    Detectives say there is no evidence that any of the images are of Maine children.

    Hundreds of images & video of child pornography = 5 counts!?
    Dr. York's states that "this" was a "small part" of his life, which has now become a "big part." What exactly are you saying Dr. York? Sounds to me as if you think this is all an over-reaction on the part of law enforcement... Unfortunately the individual responsible for setting your bail agreed with you - Shame on Maine!
    Are we, the people of Maine, supposed to find comfort in this detective's statement? Just because they may not be "Maine" children does not lessen the fact that they are someone's children!! Again, it's not about the victims, it's all about damage control - GMAFB Maine!

    ETA: I stand corrected, based on this article, Dr. York's bond/bail was $2,000.00, not $2,500.00!!
    Last edited by nomoresorrow; 04-01-2010 at 03:01 PM.

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    Is it Topsham, or the state, whose brain-dead court allowed this creep to walk on a couple grand???? He is a DOCTOR, not a homeless transient, of COURSE he has that in his pocket!! What were they thinking? I am ashamed of my home state today!

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    nomoresorrow--I'm finding that once these large busts are announced, not much further info is released. You'll usually see a rash of pleas down the line. My best guess is that they keep most info close to the vest as they are continuing the investigation. They just have to "clear the pool" occasionally--to make way for more slimeballs to jump in.

    And, speaking of Dr. Bradley, I found this:

    "After initial charges were filed Dec. 16, Bradley was released on $36,000 bond..."

    http://www.capegazette.com/storiescu...bradley22.html


    I don't know this to be a fact but I would assume that this means he put up $3600 of his own money to walk the first time--pocket change. I sometimes wonder if this isn't a well known opportunity to end it all. I have mixed feelings about a suicide in a case like this. I feel that most families and children want some closure. If the person is dead, there's no way at all to get the whole story. Messy and lengthy investigations and trials seem to expose more victims (and thus help us reach out to them) than a suicide committed on the day someone bails. JMO

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