Alabama pediatrician accused on child porn charge

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A former north Alabama pediatrician
already facing child rape charges in state court now is accused on
a federal child pornography charge.

Dr. Michael Roy Sharpe of Albertville surrendered Tuesday on a
charge of possessing a cell phone containing images of child
pornography.

The 63-year-old Sharpe was freed on bond after being arresting
in February on charges of raping a 15-year-old patient.

Authorities said the victim was a patient at Sharpe's medical practice in
Albertville.

Court records show the pornography charges involve images that
Sharpe allegedly possessed around the time of his initial arrest.

Sharpe surrendered his Alabama medical license shortly after his
arrest earlier this year.

His court-appointed lawyer didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.


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