Virginia doctor faces child porn-related charges

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Officials say a doctor at the University of Virginia has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography.

Charlottesville police said Saturday that a cyber-tip led to the arrest of David Lapides. Police said the 37-year-old was in custody.

Local news outlets report Lapides is a neurologist at the university’s medical center. A spokesman tells The Daily Progress he’s currently on administrative leave.

Online court records show Lapides has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday morning.

Attempts by The Associated Press to reach a defense attorney listed for Lapides were not immediately successful.

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