Crime

Federal indictment accuses Manchester doctor of producing, possessing child porn

A Manchester doctor produced and possessed child pornography, a federal grand jury charged Thursday.

Kishore Kumar Jadhav used three minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce visual depictions, according to the indictment. Jadhav also possessed illegal images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, the indictment said.

Jadhav, a doctor of internal medicine, lives in London but had an office near Manchester Memorial Hospital in Clay County. He trained at a medical school in India and was licensed in Kentucky in 1997, according to the state Board of Medical Licensure.

The indictment charged that Jadhav made illegal images of children twice in Laurel County in March and once in Clay County in February 2010.

Police found illegal images when they searched his office in early April, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey's office.

Some documents in Jadhav's case have been sealed since he was arrested in late April.

As a result, some details remain unclear, such as the sex and age of the minors Jadhav is accused of exploiting.

However, the indictment alleges that Jadhav's office in Manchester, a 2009 Cadillac and electronic equipment were used to facilitate the crimes, and should be forfeited to the government.

Members of Jadhav's family declined to comment after leaving a hearing for him in Lexington on April 25.

Jadhav has been in custody since he was arrested. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

The FBI and Kentucky State Police investigated Jadhav. He faces at least 15 years in prison if convicted.

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