A Los Angeles hospital director was arrested after allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography, the district attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
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Guido Germano, 59, was arrested on June 19 after allegedly distributing child porn through “peer-to-peer” software and downloading the videos to his personal computer at his home in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
He works as the Division of Artificial Intelligence Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles. He also was on the editorial board of three medical journals, KTLA reported, citing a recently removed biography from Cedars-Sinai’s website.
Germano faces one felony count of distribution of obscene matter and possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. He was released on bond and is due back for arraignment Thursday at Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Santa Monica Sun reported.
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Germano was on the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology board in 2012 and worked as a fellow for the American Heart Association in 2001, according to the hospital bio. He will serve a possible maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted on the charges against him. The hospital has not publicly commented on Germano’s arrest.