Babylon cardiologist charged in child porn case

(AP) - A New York cardiologist is free on $1million bond following his arrest on federal child pornographycharges.

Dr. Frank T. Pollaro of Babylon pleaded not guilty on Friday tocharges he shipped and received photographs and videos of youngchildren engaged in sexual situations.

Prosecutors say they learned of Pollaro following the May 2008arrest of an unidentified person in Katy, Texas. That personallegedly had Pollaro's e-mail account on his computer.

Authorities say Pollaro admitted trading in child pornographyfor the past five years. He told prosecutors he had an estimated500 images and videos on his computer.

A public defender who represented Pollaro at the arraignment didnot immediately return a call for comment.

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