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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Phoenix Pediatrician Charged with Distributing Child Pornography Escapes Custody

I live in Phoenix so when I heard a few days ago that Phoenix pediatrician Dr. Emilio Luna had been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office for distributing thousands of child pornography photos into an online, public file-sharing system, I was creeped out. I thought it was good that he was at least caught and charged but then today, I saw on television that he escaped custody Sunday, when he was allowed by authorities to attend church. Luna was under house arrest until his trial but was granted permission to attend Sunday services with an ankle monitoring bracelet but never returned. His monitoring bracelet, vehicle and a pair of bolt cutters were found at the church. Police didn't find his vehicle until 8 hours later, giving him enough time to get across the Mexican border if he wanted.

Recently, another man, Edward Joseph Osche was caught distributing child pornography images across the country. He was discovered when Florida police arrested one of the men Osche had sent the images to. Osche had been sending this internet user images from September 28, 2007 - October 24, 2007. He received 20 years in prison for the possession of over 1,000 sexually explicit images and videos of children and infants.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Dr. Emilio Luna is urged to call the F.B.I. at (602) 279-5511. Keep a close eye on your children and the people around them. Tell your children from an early age that there are predators in the world and if someone is hurting them, they should tell you immediately. Most child victims of pedophilia are assaulted by people they already know.

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