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DC pediatrician charged with child porn possession ordered held without bond

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(Courtroom sketches by Ari Hennessy) (Courtroom sketches by Ari Hennessy)
WASHINGTON -

A pediatrician charged with possession of child pornography made his initial court appearance Thursday and has been ordered held without bond.

Dr. Robert Dickey, 73, has practiced in the DC area for decades. If found guilty of knowingly receiving and possessing child porn, Dickey could go to prison for a minimum of five years and a maximum of 30 years, with fines totaling over half a million dollars.

And court documents say he has already confessed.

Dickey is apparently hard of hearing. The court provided a set of headphones he wore under his chin so he could clearly understand the proceedings.

He spoke in a clear voice when spoken to. He nodded his head and even thanked the judge when he ordered Dickey held without bond.

Outside the courthouse, the woman believed to be his wife had no comment for reporters, although the gentleman with her had said earlier outside the doctor's home they were as shocked as anybody about the charges.

Dickey's next scheduled court appearance will be on May 23 when he has a preliminary hearing to see if there is enough evidence to move forward in the case and a detention hearing to determine whether he can be released from jail.


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