OSU Doc Resigns Amid Child Pornography Charge

Jul 25, 2013

Federal prosecutors have charged the director of a pediatric cancer radiation unit at Ohio State University with downloading sexually explicit child pornography videos and photos.

39-year-old Doctor Christopher Pelloski faces a count of receiving child pornography. Prosecutors say Pelloski acknowledged to a member of a Franklin County Sheriff's special investigations unit that he used his home desktop computer and a laptop belonging to Ohio State to download child pornography. Defense attorney Steve Palmer says his client is cooperating with prosecutors and there are no allegations he molested children.

A federal magistrate yesterday placed Pelloski on electronic monitoring and confined him to his Upper Arlington home. Pelloski has resigned as director of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program at Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital, which also receives referrals from Children's Hospital.