Psychiatrist Accused of Downloading Child Porn

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A psychiatrist who formerly worked at Wasatch Mental Health and the state hospital has been indicted on child pornography charges.

Fifty-three-year-old Bruce Guernsey was indicted last week in U-S District Court.

He is accused of downloading child pornography off the Internet.

The federal complaint said Guernsey asked an acquaintance to help him set up a computer. The acquaintance, who was not identified, helped transfer files from an old computer and noticed some were child porn.

The unnamed person then went to the F-B-I.

Utah Department of Human Services spokeswoman Carol Sisco said Guernsey worked as a staff psychiatrist at the Utah State Hospital during the late 1980s but never worked in any child or youth program.

Guernsey worked at Wasatch Mental Health up until two years ago and then did some limited work for Valley Mental Health, Sisco said.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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