A pediatrician has admitted possessing hundreds of thousands of images and videos of child pornography.
Todd Parrilla, 48, had a practice in Pawcatuck in south-eastern Connecticut at the time of the arrest in August last year.
He pleaded guilty to the receipt and distribution of child pornography.
Guilty: Pediatrician Todd Parrilla, who had a practice in Pawcatuck has been charged with possessing and sharing images and videos of child pornography
The disturbing pictures and film included images of boys under the age of 12 engaging in sexually-explicit conduct, reports Associated Press.
Some of the material portrayed sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence, said prosecutors.
'This defendant possessed and distributed tens of thousands of images and videos portraying the sexual abuse of children,' said attorney David Fein.
'This is a heinous crime. That it was committed by a pediatrician, whose profession is committed to the wellbeing of children, makes it especially disturbing.'
Trusted doctor: Parrilla worked at Westone Pediatrics in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, for 16 years and treated half of the 4,000 patients
An undercover FBI officer in Kansas City, Missouri, logged into a publicly-available internet file sharing program and downloaded 104 images of child pornography from a shared directory maintained by Parrilla.
He was arrested last August following the execution of a search and seizure warrant at his home.
Prosecutors say an analysis of the seized computers and hard drives revealed more than 100,000 images and more than 10,000 videos depicting child pornography.
Parrilla was the managing partner of Weston Pediatrics and also owns the building that houses the medical offices.
Last year, at the time of his initial arrest, the Stonington-Mystic Patch reported that he treated half of the 4,000 patients the clinic serves.
He has been released on a bond under strict supervision by the U.S. Probation Office and faces a minimum life sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 24.
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