DENVER – A Denver-area doctor faces federal charges after he was accused of downloading images of child pornography.
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado charged Dr. Justin Bowen Neisler with transportation of child pornography after a search of his Denver home and his arrest on March 13.
A release from the U.S. Attorney’s office says the FBI received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone using an IP address associated with Dr. Neisler’s home uploaded sexually explicit videos or images of children onto a social media platform.
Dr. Neisler has been licensed to practice medicine in Colorado and Georgia since 2016 and has been affiliated with the Centura Health and HCA-HealthONE networks.
9 News in Denver reports a spokesperson for Centura Health says Neisler is no longer an employee of that organization. Wendy Forbes also released a statement saying hospital officials were “deeply disturbed and saddened that one of our former physicians … has been charged with crimes related to transportation of child pornography.”
The investigation into these allegations and other federal criminal child exploitation offenses, including the production of child pornography, is ongoing.
If convicted Dr. Neisler faces between 5 and 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 fine. He also faces at least five years of supervised release.