Manchester doctor gets 18 years in prison for producing child porn

bestep@herald-leader.comApril 25, 2013 

A Manchester doctor who admitted paying a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he filmed her has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.

Kishore Kumar Jadhav, 50, also was fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $55,000 in restitution, according to Harvey's spokesman, Kyle Edelen.

U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove sentenced Jadhav Thursday. An internal medicine doctor, Jadhav lived in London but had his medical practice in Manchester.

Police began investigating him in March 2012 after receiving a complaint that Jadhav paid two juvenile girls to take a survey at his office that included examining and photographing their genitals, FBI agent Kimberly Kidd said in a sworn statement in the case.

Another girl told police Jadhav asked her to take part in a study on female sexual stimulation.

Jadhav admitted in a court document that he went to the 14-year-old's home and had her undress and touch herself, then he touched her. Jadhav recorded the incident with a phone, according to the court document.

Jadhav paid the girl $300 and told her not to tell anyone, the document said.

Jadhav pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, which carried a sentence of 15 to 30 years.

One of his attorneys, R. Burl McCoy, said in a court document that Jadhav suffered severe depression after his father died and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A psychiatrist opined that Jadhav committed the offenses while suffering from significantly reduced mental capacity, McCoy said.

Dozens of friends and supporters of Jadhav submitted letters to the court describing him as a hard-working, compassionate doctor and a good family man.

Bill Estep: (606) 678-4655. Twitter: @billestep1

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