Phoenix pediatrician indicted for distributing child pornography

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Phoenix pediatrician on five counts of distributing child pornography.

Dr. Emilio Luna, 40, of Sun City, was arrested Sept. 1 after FBI investigators learned that thousands of files of suspected child pornography were shared from his computer in a public peer-to-peer file-sharing system.

Luna works at Desert Valley Pediatrics in Phoenix.

Luna was released by the court and is forbidden to have access to the Internet or children while under supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services.

A conviction for distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both for each count of conviction.

"We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to deny predators a safe haven in cyber space," said U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke.