Lewiston doctor arrested on child porn charges

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LEWISTON — Dr. David York, a family practitioner who has an office in downtown Lewiston, has been arrested and charged with five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of children under the age of 12.

York, who lists his address with the state’s Board of Licensure in Charlotte, N.C., was licensed to practice medicine in Maine in 2008. He was arrested at his home at 212 Congress Circle in Topsham Tuesday.

According to State Police, York, who is 59 years old, is a physician with Concentra Medical Centers, a national health care company that has offices in Augusta and Lewiston. According to police, York treated patients in both locations.

According to a press release, State Police Chief Col. Patrick Fleming said two computers were seized from York’s home by the Computer Crimes Unit, and preliminary examinations show “hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.”

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Fleming said there are no indications that any of the images are of Maine children.

Most of the images, Fleming said, are “from file sharing with other personal computers around the country, also known as a peer to peer network.”

York’s activities came to the attention of State Police in November.

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