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 Yorks 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 Yorks 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, Yorks bail was set at $2,500. Two Bridges Regional Jail confirmed Wednesday that York posted the $2,500 bail and was released. Read more at; http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/2010/03/25/news/doc4bab9754aa2dd469309475.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 :blushing 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.