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Ex-doctor gets 5 years for distributing child pornography

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A former pediatric oncology resident at Penn State Hershey Medical Center will spend five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

David H. Scanlan III, 38, formerly of Harrisburg and currently of Bentonville, Virginia, will also be on supervised release for 20 years under a sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, and he was ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution.

State police arrested Scanlan in 2011 after troopers found photographs and videos of child pornography on computers they seized at his Harrisburg apartment.

Because he helped to care for children with cancer and blood diseases, there were concerns about Scanlan's access to children through his job.

U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said prosecutors agreed to recommend the mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence if Scanlan agreed to a polygraph test.

He said Scanlan underwent that test, was asked about contact with children, and was found to be not deceptive.


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